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This past summer Devon Robinson of Detroit was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the spring 2019 shooting deaths of 21-year-old Alunte Davis, 20-year-old Timothy Blancher and 20-year-old Paris Cameron as well as assault with intent to murder two others. Both Davis and Blancher were gay and Cameron was a transgender woman. Today a jury found Robinson guilty of all three counts of first-degree murder with two additional counts of assault with intent to murder, and five counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Sentencing will be scheduled for April 13.
“It is alleged that these victims were targeted and killed because they were part of the LGBTQ community,” Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office Director of Communications Maria Miller said last year in a statement received by Law&Crime.
Jaimie Powell Horowitz of the Fair Michigan Justice Project handled this case.
“This case illustrates the mortal danger faced by members of Detroit’s LGBTQ community, including transgender women of color,” said Alanna Maguire, Fair Michigan’s president. “The LGBTQ community knows that the Fair Michigan Justice Project, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and the Detroit Police Department stand ready to aggressively prosecute these brutal crimes.”