Wednesday, August 31, 2016

(Alleged) Doc kidnapper tries to reduce bond.

Andre Kennedy filed a motion to reduce his bond in Hinds County Circuit Court yesterday.  Kennedy and his accomplice Edwin "Guttalife" Robinson (allegedly) kidnapped and robbed a doctor from his Ridgewood home early on a Saturday morning, May 16, 2015.  Robinson did not survive his life of crime as the victim managed to get his hands on a pistol and kill him.

The case is assigned to Judge Jeff Weill.  Public Defender Chris Routh filed the motion on behalf of Kennedy.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted Kennedy in February for one count of armed robbery, one count of attempted kidnapping, and one count of house burglary.   Bond was set at $150,000.

 Routh argued that Kennedy is indigent and is still in jail because he is unable to post bond.  He states that bail is to ensure a defendant appears at trial and is not to serve as a punishment.  Kennedy has no prior felony history and was employed as a prison guard at MDOC prior to this incident.  He also served in the Mississippi Army National Guard.

Recap of case: 

 A doctor was leaving home  to compete in a shooting competition held at Magnolia Pistol Range in Byram at approximately 7:45 AM today. He made several trips from the house to his truck carrying what he needed for the competition. Unknown to him, two black males were cruising Ridgewood Road looking for someone to rob. They happened upon him walking to his truck near the intersection of Ridgewood and Eastover roads.  They took him captive at gunpoint and forced him drive to an ATM and withdraw a large amount of money.  They also mentioned some intentions concerning his wife who was back at home.  Intentions that were not exactly nice in nature.

 They stopped at Eastover and Pinewood.  They told him to get out of the vehicle.  The good Doc managed to grab a pistol as he exited the truck and began firing.  He shot and killed an Edwin Robinson of Cooper Road.  One person at the scene  said "he shot the shit out of him".  The other suspect managed to run away and is currently at-large. It should be noted that there are woods on one side of the road. The suspect apparently had parked a tan SUV over at Northminister Baptist Church.  He ran to the church and left in the SUV. It did not have a license plate.

Kingfish note: While Mr. Routh argues his client has been in jail for far too long because he can't post bail, it should also be noted that Mr. Routh filed a motion for continuance.  The trial is set for October 10, 2016. Mr. Routh stated in his motion that he will be at a Continuing Legal Education Seminar from September 5 to October 1.  He states he won't be able to prepare for trial nor meet any of the legal deadlines.  No other public defenders can handle the case.  The prosecution agreed to the continuance.  Of course, if Mr. Kennedy went to trial on October 10, his case could be adjudicated and he could either go to prison or be set free.


Anonymous said...

A month long continuing ed class....bullshart. Lock that hood rat's ass up and his lying lawyer.

Anonymous said...

bullshit on the 3 week "seminar".

Kingfish said...

Well, Routh has been caught lying to the court before, hasn't he?

Anonymous said...

If he is "indigent" then he will have a roof over his head, meals, medical care, etc in jail. Leave his sorry ass there!

Anonymous said...

"Dumb ass criminals", should look at bond schedule amounts before committing the crime. Now, they expect Grandma to bond their sorry ass out! Should have paid the ultimate price as his partner (DEATH).

Anonymous said...

Delivering and taking them out, thanks Dr. G ! 79'

Anonymous said...

"Well, Routh has been caught lying to the court before, hasn't he?"

You're the king-of-allegedly and forgot to use it?

Anonymous said...

If more people killed thugs like this, there would be a dramatic drop in crime. Just remember, empty the clip and drag them into your house before you call the cops.

Kaboom said...

If he gets out, maybe the Doc can finish the job

Anonymous said...

I sure miss ol' Gutta.

Anonymous said...

he should be reindicted for capitol murder. a murder, albeit justified,was committed in this transaction during the perpetration of another inherently dangerous felony. in this case 2 inherently dangerous felonies, armed robbery and kidnapping. capitol murder can carry a death penalty, but jurors in hinds county are too chicken manure to impose a death penalty.

Anonymous said...

kennedy should be reindicted for capitol murder,. the facts fit. death in the commission of a dangerous felony. it does not matter that gutta was a perpetrator

Anonymous said...

@8:09 @8:26 Did this murder happen in a government building or something? I don't remember that part.

Anonymous said...

This guy was active military. He's the perfect example of why I no longer have respect for U.S. Soldiers. The army will accept any thug. And the majority of today's army is made up of thugs.

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