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Jury convicts man in 2020 stabbing death

FLINT — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said a jury returned a verdict finding a 55-year-old man guilty of murder in the stabbing death of another man in the city of Flint in 2020.

Terry James Robinson was convicted of one count of premediated first degree murder in the May 23, 2020 death of his 60-year-old roommate, Alphonso Taylor, who was stabbed several times with a knife.
According to testimony at trial, Robinson and Taylor had been arguing in their home on Russell Avenue when Robinson pulled a knife from his pocket and began stabbing Taylor in his left arm and on his right side. Robinson then fled the home and Taylor’s girlfriend, who witnessed the incident, ran down the street to another house and 9-1-1 was called.

Police and emergency responders arrived on the scene shortly thereafter and found Taylor laying on his back on the front porch and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were able to locate Robinson talking on his phone on a street corner at a nearby location and he was arrested without incident and taken into custody.

“This was a senseless tragedy in our community where deadly violence was used to settle a verbal argument, and Mr. Robinson is being held accountable for his actions under the law,” said  Leyton.

Robinson will be sentenced to mandatory life without parole on April 1.

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