Monique Robinson will spend the rest of her life in prison.
On Thursday, the 19-year-old Phoenixville native was found guilty of second-degree murder for her role in the shooting death of a Guatemalan man in Phoenixville in September of 2011, The Mercury is reporting. In Pennsylvania, a second-degree murder conviction caries with it a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
when Saleem Williams and Stephan Reidler—the two men who had already pleaded guilty to murder charges in the case—testified that Robinson provided the murder weapon that Williams used to gun down Selvin Lopez-Mauricio. The following day, despite the strong advice of her attorney, Robinson refused to testify on her own behalf.
On Thursday, the jury of nine men and three women deliberated for six hours before delivering their verdict, according to the paper.
Previous Phoenixville Patch Coverage of the Case
- 19-Year-Old on Trial for Murder Won't Talk to Jury
- Shooter in Phoenixville Murder Says Robinson Told Him to Pull Trigger
- Phoenixville Teen Heads to Trial for 2011 Murder
- Gunman Pleads Guilty to Murder of Phoenixville Man
- Murder Defendant Appears in District Court on Drug Charges
- Preliminary Hearing Held for Robinson on Murder Charges
- Police: Unknown Where Robinson Was Hiding
- Breaking: Third Phoenixville Murder Suspect Turns Herself In
- Report: Murder Suspect Robinson May Be in North Philly
- Police: Alleged Shooter Had Drugs at Time of Arrest
- Chief: Black Bag Is Key to Murder Investigation