Monday, July 17, 2006

20-year-old contracted for murder of 14-year-old he impregnated

Elgin Robinson, age 20, is facing capital murder charges after getting 49-year-old Theodore Burnette and 17-year-old Everett Gentry to help him murder 14-year-old Chelsea Brooks just weeks before she was due to give birth to his child, a little girl to be named Alexa Lynn. Robinson is also facing charges for kidnapping the girl and for the sexual abuse that led to the pregnancy. Chelsea was apparently only 12 years old when the abuse began.

The men strangled the girl and buried her near a wheat field outside Wichita. Gentry, who pleaded guilty, said that Robinson offered him $500 to help kill Chelsea. Robinson wanted her dead because she was carrying his baby. Gentry said that Robinson picked Chelsea up outside a skating rink. As the girl got into the front seat in the car, Burnette, who was in the back seat, strangled her.

Chelsea's mother had obtained a protective order to keep Robinson away from the girl after she learned of the abuse. Why he was not arrested and prosecuted at that time is unclear.

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