Fashion designer and photo studio operator 37-year-old Cornelius Robinson, who pleaded guilty to the murder of 14-year-old schoolgirl Santoya Campbell, was sentenced to life when he appeared in the Westmoreland Circuit Court yesterday.
Robinson will become eligible for parole after he spends 25 years behind bars.
On Tuesday, January 27, Santoya’s body was found in garbage bags under a bridge, near a river close to the Frome Technical High School, where she was a grade eight student.
Subsequent post-mortem results, which proved that the young student was pregnant, also showed she was strangled.
Two days after the discovery of the body, Robinson turned himself over to the police, in the company of his attorney.
He was afterwards charged by the Westmoreland police after admitting to the murder.