Man charged with boy's shooting death denied bond | News
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC)- On Monday, a judge denied bond for Tyrone Robinson, 37. Robinson is facing murder charges in the shooting death of Khalil Singleton, 8.
Authorities say Khalil was struck in the cross fire when a gun fight broke out while he has playing outside with friends. 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone told the judge while the gun fire ended on Allen Rd., it started earlier on Wildhorse Rd.
"He had a fight of some sort with Aaron Young and Aaron Young's son," said Stone. "During the fight, Tyrone Robinson brought out a gun, fired it a couple of times."
Stone says the gun battle continued throughout the island and ended with the death of an innocent little boy.
"It looks like the Youngs are leaving, Robinson takes a shot across the yard, and at that point, hits the child," said Stone.
Before the judge denied bond, Khalil's father, Kareem Singleton, begged the judge to keep Robinson behind bars.
"This guy is a menace to society, he's a tyrant," said Singleton. "The community is scared of him so for whatever reason they won't say anything to him for all the things he's done. There is numerous other things he's done and people have not come forward to say anything but it took my son, my eight year old, took his life to be gone for anybody to do anything with him. So I ask you please, on behalf of me and my son, for justice, don't let him out of jail."
He went on to share the impact the tragic death has had on their family.
"My family is destroyed, distraught," said Singleton. "I don't have my son. I don't have my son, my eight year old. I don't have my baby."
But when the judge gave Robinson a chance to speak, all he stated is that he would be representing himself and that he wanted access to the law library.
Stone told the court Robinson is no stranger to the justice system.
"Tyrone Robinson has been in and out of prison since 1996," said Stone. "He has either been paroled or released on an early release program from the Department of Correctors up until 2002."
Robinson will now remain behind bars until his court date.
Authorities are also charging Aaron Scott Young Jr. with murder in Khalil's death.
"He is also charged with murder because under the felony murder rule, if you are committing a violent crime, a violent felony, and someone dies in the process, you can be charged as well," said Stone. "The ballistics test that have been run so far indicate Young's gun wasn't the one that killed Khalil Singleton, however, he was involved in a running gun battle.
Young is expected to appear before a judge for a bond hearing soon.
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