Man accused of stabbing cousin remains in jail
Jennifer Lee Preyss
Nov. 18, 2013 at 5:18 a.m.
Updated Nov. 19, 2013 at 5:19 a.m.
An Edna man who turned himself in to the Jackson County authorities Sunday morning for stabbing his cousin to death remained in jail Monday.
Almaad Robinson, 21, faces charges of first-degree felony murder for slaying his cousin, Olin "Champ" Robinson, about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of West Elm Street in Edna.
Olin Robinson, 29, also of Edna, was transported by ambulance to the Jackson County Hospital following the stabbing and died soon after.
Almaad Raykeem Louis Robinson remains in jail on a $100,000 bond.
The 21-year-old has had previous run-ins with the law, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety criminal history search database.
He's been arrested for offenses ranging from misdemeanor marijuana possession to bail jumping to assault on a family member that causes bodily injury.
The deceased's mother, Kimerlay Robinson, said Sunday that Almaad and her son had been in an altercation about a month ago that also involved her son being stabbed.
Edna Police Chief Clinton Wooldridge confirmed a previous event did occur about a month ago with the cousins, and it did include a knife, but no one seemed to move forward to press charges.
Kimerlay Robinson said Almaad Robinson bragged on Facebook about the stabbing death and then stated publicly that he would be out on bond Monday.
As of Monday night, he was still in jail.
Wooldridge expressed his condolences to the family.
"They've had some incidents with our department before, but right now, the family doesn't need to be distracted with that. They just need to mourn," Wooldridge said.