Skip to Content

Man sentenced to life in prison for stabbing roommate to death after argument

By Stephen Borowy

Click here for updates on this story

    FLINT, Michigan (WNEM) — A man was sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted him in the 2020 death of his roommate.

Terry James Robinson, 55, was convicted of one count of premeditated first-degree murder in the death of his 60-year-old roommate, Alphonso Taylor, who was stabbed several times with a knife, according to Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton.

According to testimony at the trial, Robinson and Taylor were arguing in their home on Russell Avenue in Flint when Robinson pulled a knife from his pocket and started stabbing Taylor in his left arm and on his right side.

Robinson then fled the home and Taylor’s girlfriend, who witnessed the incident, ran down the street to another house where 911 was called, the prosecutor’s office said.

Authorities arrived at the scene shortly thereafter and found Taylor laying on his back on the front porch. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Police found Robinson talking on his phone on a street corner nearby, and he was arrested without incident.

“This was a senseless tragedy in our community where deadly violence was used to settle a verbal argument and Mr. Robinson is being held accountable for his actions under the law,” Leyton said.

Robinson was sentenced to life in prison without parole on April 1. He was ordered to pay $198 in costs and fees.

Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may not use it on any platform.

Article Topic Follows: CNN - Regional

Jump to comments ↓

CNN Newsource


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content