Convicted murderer maintains innocence as he is sentenced 25 years to life for ex-girlfriend death

Convicted murderer maintains his innocence

Convicted murderer Iaier Robinson said he didn’t do - minutes before he was sentenced to 25 years to life for fatally shooting his transgender ex-girlfriend nearly two years ago in Albany.

Iaeir Robinson maintained his innocence in court, minutes before being sentenced for killing Ahsid Hemingway-Powell.

“Condolences go out to the family because they lost a child. I understand that, but me sitting in this courtroom explaining that I did it or didn’t do it. It’s not what I’m going to do. I am innocent,” Robinson said.

In November, a jury found Robinson guilty of shooting and killing Hemingway-Powell.

Police found Hemingway-Powell dead in her apartment on Old Hickory Drive in Albany in May 2022.

The prosecution claimed Robinson killed Hemingway-Powell because he just contracted HIV from her and was worried about people finding out he was dating a transgender woman.

Robinson was sentenced on Friday to 25 years to life for her death.

Victim impact statements were made by Hemingway-Powell’s mother and sister.

Convicted murderer scolded by family of transgender victim

Harsh words for Iaeir Robinson - the man convicted of killing his transgender ex-girlfriend nearly two years ago. He was just sentenced to 25 years to life.

“I hate you, Iaeir Robinson. I hate you with everything in my body. With every fiber in my being. I hate you. For what you’ve done to my family,” Rashada Hemingway-Powell said.

“Now the whole world knows who you are. A selfish, down-low murderer,” Jackie Powell said.

The prosecution said Robinson showed no remorse, and Judge William Little agreed.

“I don’t see an ounce of remorse either. It’s probably because he’s still ashamed of the lifestyle that he was living and who he was as a person. Although, there is no reason to be ashamed of that lifestyle,” Little said.

As Little was speaking, Robinson tried to interrupt, “Sir, I just want to say…”

However, Little stopped him.

“Mr. Robinson, I gave you an opportunity to speak. It’s my turn now.” He said. “There’s no reason to be ashamed of who you are, but you should be ashamed of what you did.”