Four sentenced after Antoni Robinson killing

08/02/2011

Two sisters and their boyfriends were sentenced to life imprisonment at Mold Crown Court today, after being convicted of murdering the girls’ 61-year-old father.

Antoni Robinson in Old Colwyn, Conwy, died after being stabbed 15 times.  Holly Robinson, 16 and her 19-year old sister Ashleigh, were found guilty of murder alongside Gordon Harding, 20 and Sacha Roberts, 19. The court heard that the crime took place after a family dispute.

All four defendants received mandatory life sentences. Holly Robinson was handed a minimum term of 18 years. Ashleigh Robinson will serve a minimum of 22 years, Gordon Harding a minimum of 22 years and Sacha Roberts a minimum of 20 years.

District Crown Prosecutor for CPS North Wales, Karen Dixon, said: This was an horrific attack on a defenceless man, resulting in his tragic death. The police investigation revealed that Mr Robinson had been stabbed some 15 times, which highlights the savagery of the incident.

The jury agreed with the prosecution case that, whilst Gordon Harding was responsible for stabbing Mr Robinson, all four defendants were part of a plot to have him killed.

North Wales CPS worked hard alongside colleagues from North Wales Police to build a comprehensive prosecution case which culminated in the convictions of all four defendants. We would like to thank all those who supported the investigation and prosecution particularly those who gave evidence in court.

This has been, and remains, an extremely difficult and traumatic time for those close to Mr Robinson and our thoughts remain with them.