49 year old Bobby E. Robinson, of Royal Lake, appeared in Bond County Circuit Court Thursday, waved his preliminary hearing, and pled not guilty to five counts of alleged first degree murder in connection with the September 18 shooting death of his wife, Tiffany Robinson.
At 8:13 p.m. that day, Bond County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Robinson’s residence in the 1800 block of Colorado Avenue in the Royal Lake community. They found 46 year old Tiffany Robinson inside the residence with an apparent gunshot wound to the head and/or neck area. She was transported by EMS from the scene and subsequently flown to a hospital in St. Louis for treatment. Tiffany Robinson passed away the following morning.
Bond County State’s Attorney Chris Bauer told WGEL Robinson will be back in court for a pre-trial hearing on October 21. The case is tentatively scheduled to be a part of the November 2 jury call.
If convicted of first degree murder, Bobby Robinson faces a range of prison time from 20 to 60 years. A sentence enhancement of 25 years to natural life can be added if the defendant is found to have discharged a firearm during the offense and it was the cause of death.