LOUISBURG, N.C. (WNCN) – The man accused of killing three people in Franklin County on March 26 was granted no bond in court Wednesday morning.
Agents with the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, a FBI SWAT team, along with members of the Suffolk Police Department arrested Darius Robinson in Virginia on Friday.
Robinson appeared in court in Virginia, where he waived extradition back to North Carolina.
During a court appearance Wednesday in North Carolina, Robinson asked for a court-appointed attorney. He said little, softly saying, “Yes, ma’am” in answers to the judge about whether he understood the charges against him.
A grand jury indicted him on three counts of first-degree murder. He is accused of killing Keisha Wilder Livingston, 36, of Louisburg, Shamare Malik Harris,18, of La Grange, and Diana Marie Edgerton, 23, of Louisburg.
Harris and Edgerton were both visiting Livingston at the time of the shooting, officials said. A fourth person survived the attack.
Family members of both the suspect and victims were in the court room Wednesday, and many were in tears during the proceedings.
“I have never believed in capital punishment; we don’t give life, so we shouldn’t take it, but then how he took those three lives…I want the death penalty for him,” said Dinah Williams, Keisha Livingston’s aunt.
Williams said she is trying “not to hate” Robinson but said, “We’ve got to forgive him, but i just can’t right now.”
CBS North Carolina learned Wednesday morning that Robinson is actually a cousin-in-law to Edgerton and the family believes robbery was the motive.
“They had a loss, but I got a loss inside of there too, it’s sad all the way around and we’ve been praying for their family as well as them praying for us,” said Angela Edgerton, Robinson’s mother.
Robinson is being held in the Franklin County Jail without bond and has a next court date of May 23.