Inmate hires his cellmate to kill his teenage rape victim

Inmate hires his cellmate to kill his teenage rape victim

Darell Robinson
Darell Robinson
By: Tanya Clark

A man is facing many years behind bars after he was convicted of hiring someone to kill his rape victim.

Now, 51-year-old Darell Robinson of Florida, was convicted of solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

He is facing 30 years behind bars when he is sentenced. Robinson was behind bars awaiting trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy.

According to the State Attorney's Office, while in prison, Robinson asked his cellmate to kill the victim of his pending case in exchange for paying his $1,200 bail money and for allowing him to live at Robinson’s home for free.

After determining that Robinson was serious, the cellmate reported it to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

Officers fitted him with a recording device to record the conversations with the suspect.

In the recordings, Robinson was heard describing to the hitman ways in which the murder can be carried out, including poisoning, overdose or shooting.

He also shared details of where the victim lived and went to school, including a map of the route he took to school and he hanged out.

He gave the hitman tips on how to make a weapon silencer, according court records.

Detectives said that he also advised the hitman to call him after the murder and use the code words “Boo Tie” to let him know the boy was dead.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that in a confiscated letter to a family member, Robinson also wrote: “As you know, no face, no case. That’s why I want him to disappear forever.”

At the end of the investigation, Robinson was arrested and later found guilty of solicitation to commit premeditated first-degree murder.