ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A judge denied setting a bond for double murder suspect on Saturday.
Tony Mitchell Robinson, 51, was arrested and charged with the murder of 2 people killed at a home on Lily Maid Drive in Piedmont on Friday.
Robinson told the judge his actions were in self-defense, but his murder charges will keep him behind bars.
Anderson County investigators believe Robinson gunned down Patrick Joseph Sierra, 43, and Lisa Faith Robinson, 45.
Detectives believe the shooting was domestic because of the relationship between the suspect and one of the victims.
Tony Robinson is the ex-husband of Lisa Robinson, according to the Anderson County Coroner.
Lisa and Patrick were dating according to a relative.
A family member tells 7News Tony and Lisa were divorced but remained in contact because of their 8-year-old son.
Connie Robinson, Tony’s other ex-wife, told the judge she had called the police in the past about problems she saw between Lisa and Tony.
“I blame the state for not stepping in and helping them,” she said. “They needed help. This is why all this happened.”
The suspect’s older son, Zach Robinson, shared in court he has evidence of Lisa’s actions that support his father’s claims of self-defense.
“I have several videos at home… on his phone. The phone [investigators] had taken from the scene and audio of her going to hang herself, hitting my daddy [and] threatening my daddy,” Zach Robinson said.
Tony Robinson is schedule to appear in court again on July 26, 2019 at 9 a.m.
Autopsies for Lisa Robinson and Patrick Sierra are schedule for Monday.
ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – The ex-husband of one victim has been arrested in connection to a shooting that killed two people near Piedmont Friday morning.
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office says Tony Mitchell Robinson has been arrested in connection with the shooting. Robinson has been charged with two counts of Murder.
The coroner’s office says the suspect is the ex-husband of one of the victims.
The shooting happened at about 10:50 a.m. Friday on Lilly Maid Drive.
EMS arriving at the scene found a man and a woman dead at the home.
The victims were later identified by the coroner as 43-year-old Patrick Joseph Sierra, of Piedmont, and 45-year-old Lisa Faith Robinson, also of Piedmont.
Robinson is expected to have a bond hearing at 4 p.m. Saturday.
According to Shore, there was one witness of the shooting incident and said it appeared to be domestic.
The sheriff’s office confirmed that the one of the victims was outside and another victim was inside the home.
Both victims suffered one gunshot each and were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner’s office.
Autopsies have been scheduled for Monday.