Alleged Facebook Live killer protests as his attorney enters plea of not guilty for him
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Handcuffed, shackled and escorted by two sheriff's deputies, the alleged Facebook Live killer entered a Caddo Parish courtroom Tuesday afternoon for his arraignment on a charge of first-degree murder.
After several sidebars between prosecutors, defense counsel and Caddo District Court Judge Ramona Emanuel, Johnathan Robinson's court-appointed attorney finally waived formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
Robinson is accused of killing 27-year-old Rannita "NuNu" Williams after holding her against her will April 17 and streaming her shooting death on Facebook Live during a standoff with police.
During his arraignment, Robinson once again quarreled with his lawyers, objecting to their entry of a not guilty plea.
"That's on his behalf, not mine," Robinson yelled out to the judge.
"It's noted for the record," Emanuel replied.
Robinson also faces seven counts of attempted murder, for allegedly shooting at Shreveport police officers during the standoff, and one count of criminal destruction of property,
Lawyers for the 36-year-old convicted felon also pleaded not guilty to those charges.
A hearing and arguments in the case are set for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17 in Caddo District Court in Shreveport.
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