Brothers Acquitted in Trinidad Murder Case, WTOP Reports
wtop.com | Apr 12, 2011
A D.C. Superior Court jury acquitted two suspects in the events surrounding the 2008 murder of 13-year-old Alonzo Robinson in the Trinidad neighborhood, but remains deadlocked on the fate of three others on trial.
The jury found twin brothers Joshua and Christian Benton not guilty Tuesday on all charges — including first-degree murder and assault with intent to kill — stemming from a series of shootings in July of 2008 that claimed the life of Robinson and wounded several others.
“It’s not good that Alonzo Robinson passed. I’m not happy about that at all,” said Heather Pinckney, defense attorney for Joshua Benton. “But I am very happy that this jury did its job.”