SHALIMAR — A jailed sex offender was convicted of solicitation to commit first degree murder after investigators say he tried to have the victim of his sex crime killed.
In early 2016, Darell Robinson was incarcerated in the Okaloosa County Jail after he was charged with unlawful sexual acts with certain minors. According to a release from the State Attorney's Office, while in jail, Robinson asked his cellmate to kill the victim of his pending case in exchange for being bonded out.
After determining that Robinson was serious, the cellmate reported the solicitation to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
The cellmate agreed to wear a recording device to capture the conversations. In the recorded conversations, the Defendant is heard describing ways that the murder could occur, including by poisoning, overdosing, or shooting, as well as sharing details about where the victim lived, where the victim spent time, where the victim went to school and ways to make a weapon silencer.
At the conclusion of the investigation, Robinson was arrested on the charge of solicitation to commit first degree murder.
Robinson, who is 51, will be sentenced September 11 at 1:30 p.m.