On May 1, Eric Robinson, 51, was convicted of second-degree murder in the gruesome death of Nicholis Wilcox, 39, in October 2017.
According to police, Robinson killed Wilcox by violently assaulting him in an apartment they once lived in together. Prosecutors alleged that Robinson entered the room where Wilcox was in bed with Robinson's former girlfriend, Isabella Tagliarini, and proceeded to bludgeon him with a metal rod.
During the investigation, officials found Wilcox’s body in a dumpster in Plantation behind a shopping center.
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Tagliarini helped Robinson clean up the murder scene, dispose of the body and dump the bloody mattress into a separate dumpster not far from the apartment, police said.
Robinson’s defense attorneys claimed Tagliarini was the one who beat Wilcox to death and she asked Robinson for help.
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Tagliarini testified in Robinson’s case for the prosecution and she already pleaded guilty to accessory to murder and faces up to five years in prison. She is to be sentenced at a later date, officials said.
Robinson's initial trial was declared a mistrial by the presiding judge, who ruled that his prior instances of domestic violence should not have been brought up during the proceedings.
Robinson is scheduled to be sentenced on June 16. He faces up to life in prison.
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