Judge Sentences Killer to Life in Prison

Atlanta-Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. announces the guilty verdict in the case of

The State v. Richard Williams for the murder of Cory Robinson. Williams was convicted of Murder on March 23rd, 2016 and sentenced to life in prison by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Constance C. Russell.

On January 30th, 2015, Williams strangled Robinson in a hotel room that Robinson had rented on Northside Drive. Robinson’s body was found by a hotel housekeeper the morning of January 31st, 2015. Williams was identified by security video at the hotel, DNA evidence, as well as witness identification. Security video shows Williams leaving Robinson’s hotel room just minutes before his body was found. Forensic testing found William’s DNA on Robinson and witnesses stated that Williams was with Robinson the evening before his body was found.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Constance C. Russell presided over the case. It was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Vincent Faucette with assistance from Senior Assistant District Attorney Jep Bendinger and Senior Investigator Tessa Bowers of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Investigations Unit. Detective Darrin Smith of the Atlanta Police Department led the initial investigation.