Man Convicted Of Killing Pregnant Teen Blames All White Jury For Guilty Verdict

A man convicted in the death of his pregnant 14-year-old girlfriend says he'll base the selection of an all-white jury for appeal.

Elgin Ray Robinson Jr. says he hopes to use the fact that there were no minorities on his jury as one aspect of his appeal. Chelsea Brooks was pregnant with Robinson's child when she was killed.

Her body was found June 15, 2006, in a shallow grave in Butler County, about a week after she disappeared from a Wichita, Kansas skating rink. Prosecutors said Robinson orchestrated Chelsea's death, and a jury convicted him Oct. 22 of capital murder and rape, among other charges.

The Wichita Eagle reported that Robinson said in a jailhouse interview that he knew as soon as he saw his all-white jury that he had no chance of acquittal.

Robinson's sentencing hearing is next week.


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