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