When Justin Robinson pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter last month, he said he acted alone when he killed Pasquale, 12, whom he'd invited over to his Clayton home via Facebook to trade bicycle parts Oct. 20. Donte, 17 at the time, is still facing murder charges and remains in juvenile family court, but a source familiar with the case says he may not face any additional jail time.
Donte Robinson's attorney, attorneys representing Pasquale's family, and the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, the agency handling the prosecution, all declined to comment yesterday.
At yesterday's sentencing in Woodbury, Justin Robinson told Judge Walter Marshall he "never meant for this to happen" but offered no motives or mention of his brother. "This was all a big mistake," he said.
Robinson's mother, Anita Saunders, also spoke with the court, getting booed by some spectators when she described Pasquale's death as an "accident."
"Justin brutally murdered Anthony's daughter. It was an intentional act and that's the complete opposite of an accident," attorney Doug Long said after the hearing.
Jennifer Cornwell, Autumn's mother, told the court Robinson had no respect for human life.
"There's legal closure," said Jaime Kaigh, an attorney who represents Cornwell. "No sentence can bring emotional closure when you've lost a child, though."
- The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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