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Shooter in Phoenixville Murder Says Robinson Told Him to Pull Trigger

On Tuesday, Saleem Williams testified that Monique Robinson brought the gun and told him to use it.

Tuesday may prove to have been a damaging day in court for Monique Robinson, the 19-year-old Phoenixville woman on trial for her role in the 2011 murder of a man on Prospect Street.

Though the details of their accounts differed, according to the Daily Local News, Saleem Williams and Stephan Reidler—the two men who have 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.

According to the paper, Williams, who was sentenced to 40 to 80 years in prison for acting as the gunmen in the September 2011 murder, told Assistant District Attorney Sean Poll that Robinson not only handed him the gun during the trio’s robbery of Lopez-Mauricio, but told him to shoot the victim.

Stephan Reidler, who was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the third degree, also told the jury that Robinson provided Williams the gun, but said the handoff happened as the group walked toward Prospect, not at the time of the shooting, the paper reported.

For more details on day two of the trial, including a bizarre testimony from Saleem Williams’ girlfriend—which included a reversal of previous statements she made, then a reversal of that reversal—see the full story here.

Previous Phoenixville Patch Coverage of the Case

  • 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
Hey Jude April 03, 2013 at 03:37 AM
A working man is dead, and we taxpayers will bare the continuing financial burden of the three conspirators/losers. Not to mention that we already paid for their public education. Its just pathetic. I am not my brother's keepers and shouldn't have to pay for the scum that procreates on the shallow side of the genetic pool. The conspirator families should pay for their prison..
oldguy April 03, 2013 at 06:20 PM
No where in the story do you see any mention of the fact that the dead guy was an illegal in this country.Want to see more mexicans?Go over the river to Produce Junction,or out to Taylor Rental,or stop and speak to the tree crews working for Asplund Tree Service.But speak in spanish,thats the only language they understand.
harry finster April 03, 2013 at 06:30 PM
were all these people phoenixville high school graduates ?,maybe you should check the managment of the school
DMW April 03, 2013 at 07:36 PM
First of all, the victim was Guatemalan. Guatemala != Mexico. It appears geography is not your strong suit. Secondly, he was not in this country illegally. It would not have been possible for Wendy's to hire him if that was the case. Language is irrelevant in this case/ Besides which, last time I checked, this country has no official language.
John April 03, 2013 at 08:57 PM
How's fafa and susan doing, Fred? Shall I hack deeper, or do you want to go away now?
John April 03, 2013 at 08:58 PM
tempt me....PLEASE! Tempt me.
harry finster April 03, 2013 at 10:39 PM
reading facebook is not considered hacking ,some of the names you have mentioned have never met me as i have no interaction with people from phoenixville
John April 04, 2013 at 01:34 AM
Thanks, tell fafa I'll see her soon, lol @ Facebook No worries, I'll just introduce myself. Told you not to tempt me
Aly April 04, 2013 at 01:59 AM
I don't care if the man they murdered was from Jupiter he did not deserve to be shot dead on his way home from work by 3 thugs trying to get high. You are a poor excuse for a human and it makes me sad to share space with you on this planet.
Aly April 04, 2013 at 02:01 AM
And my comment was directed at oldguy not you DMW. Just wanted to clarify since my comment appears under yours.
Hey Jude April 04, 2013 at 02:36 AM
It would be fitting to give them all Wendy's for their last meal, then shave their heads and walk them to the electric chair.
harry finster April 04, 2013 at 03:41 AM
it could be considered stalking ,she is not afraid of weirdo's from phoenixville
John April 04, 2013 at 01:16 PM
You would know all about stalking. Although your daughter and her friends are WAY too old for the age you stalk. Does FAFA know that her father is a pedophile?
tsk tsk April 05, 2013 at 01:13 PM
It is funny how people automatically assume because he was immigrant he had to be illegal...small minded people thats why
Compassionate Conservative April 05, 2013 at 01:54 PM
She will regret not taking the plea deal that would've given her 30 to 60 years in jail. Pennsylvania’s mandatory minimum sentencing provisions dictate life imprisonment for Monique. 18 Pa. C.S. §1102(b) Second degree.--Except as provided under section 1102.1, a person who has been convicted of murder of the second degree, of second degree murder of an unborn child or of second degree murder of a law enforcement officer shall be sentenced to a term of life imprisonment. 18 Pa. C.S. §2502(b) Murder of the second degree.--A criminal homicide constitutes murder of the second degree when it is committed while defendant was engaged as a principal or an accomplice in the perpetration of a felony.
Used to live in the Ville,,,,, April 07, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Will you two "Harry's " please take your immature games elsewhere and stop cluttering every news feed? People don't want to read your childish BS. By the way Harry, only one of these thugs is from Phoenixville, so stop bashing the whole town. I wish there was a way to give you two Harry's some time away so we who enjoy The Patch do not have to be bomb barded with your immature childish crap!!!
harry finster April 07, 2013 at 06:55 PM
i am the original i cant help it if phoenixville has mindless little people that have to copy cat because they dont have the ability to think for themselves ,you people want tp pretend phoenixville is normal but it isnt ,it is below standard
John April 08, 2013 at 05:34 PM
yet, I can't stay away....therefore, I'm below standard. I'm a loser, ignore me.

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