Man Arrested for Double Murder on Same Day

Man Arrested for Double Murder on Same Day

Richard Robinson booking photo

SACRAMENTO >>> A Sacramento man was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday April 14, for two separate murders — one in Sacramento and another in Stockton.

Richard Robinson (25) is the suspect in the fatal stabbing of Derek Oakley, a 44-year-old homeless man who was found in the back parking lot of a Denny’s restaurant at 1322 Howe Avenue in Sacramento.

Denny's on Howe

Denny’s on Howe

According to the Sacramento City Sheriff’s Department, witnesses told investigators they saw Robinson near the restaurant with blood on his pants shortly before the victim was discovered. Detectives said they found a pickup truck in the restaurant’s parking lot that had been reported as one that was also involved in a homicide in Stockton.

Stockton Police said an 87-year-old man has been found deceased earlier that same day on the front lawn of his residence on Turtle Valley Circle—the victim of blunt force trauma and stab wounds. Identified as Kirby Robinson, he was the grandfather of the suspect.

Robinson remains in Sacramento County Jail and is ineligible for parole. He was scheduled to be arraigned in court on April 18, but court officials said that Sacramento County prosecutors had not yet filed charges.

The Stockton Police Department is working with the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office on pending charges against Robinson in the killing of his grandfather.

Stockton police were also contacted by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Stockton homicide detectives traveled to meet with Sacramento County’s homicide detectives and interview the suspect.

In a face-to-face interview with a local news stations 24 hours after his arrest, Robinson said his reason for the murders was simple: “Just ’cause I wanted to.”

He also said he felt “euphoric” after stabbing the men.

Categories: Sacramento

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