Florida man accused of killing and burying girlfriend, authorities say

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His prior criminal history includes 19 felonies and five misdemeanors in the state of Florida

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A Florida man was arrested Monday after he allegedly killed and buried his girlfriend, according to officials.

The 37-year-old suspect from Lakeland, Jason Robinson, is also accused of assaulting a defendant’s deputy who attempted to handcuff him at the couple’s residence in unincorporated Polk County, about 50 miles southwest of Orlando.

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Robinson’s mother contacted the Auburndale Police Department at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday and said her son told her he had killed his girlfriend. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO).

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Officials said a PCSO deputy arrived at the couple’s RV to check on their health and Robinson gave them a false name and date of birth. The sheriff’s office said the deputy recognized Robinson because he had seen his picture before arriving at the scene.

According to the sheriff’s office, “as the deputy began to handcuff Robinson, Robinson violently attacked the deputy.” “Robinson managed to remove the deputy’s radio and taser, and attempted to strangle the deputy.”

Officers said two witnesses came to the deputy’s aid and helped handcuff Robinson.

When additional representatives arrived at the scene, they found two chairs and a small table sitting on a pallet next to the RV door, “with fresh disturbed dirt on the pallet,” according to the sheriff’s office.

Officials said the victim’s body was found buried under a pallet.

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Robinson was arrested on charges that included first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, tampering with evidence, and battery on a law enforcement officer (LEO).

“I cannot express my gratitude to the two witnesses who jumped to the aid of my deputy during a violent fight with a very violent man. If they hadn’t been involved, it could have been worse than ever.” I would also like to express my condolences to the family of the victim. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.

The sheriff’s office said Robinson has been held in state prison on four occasions since 2005. His most recent release from prison was in January 2021.

Officials said he also has “an extensive criminal history” in Illinois, Delaware, Mississippi and North Carolina.


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