Hiawatha Robinson Jr., the father of slain 8-year-old Hiawayi Robinson, has been arrested just before 1 p.m. today and charged with sodomy and murder in connection to his daughter’s death, according to Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich.
Hiawayi Robinson was reported missing nearly 13 weeks ago and was found murdered Sept. 18 by law enforcement in a rural area near Rebel Road in Prichard.
Several rumors began circulating about the case when police issued search warrants for Robinson and his girlfriend Taisheira “Tasha” Parker, but until today no arrests had been made in the case.
Most of the case’s details haven’t been disclosed by authorities, but Rich announced there would be a press conference at 4 p.m. today.
Bernard Parrish, who was recently hired as Prichard’s chief of police, will also be making a statement at the press conference.
The case involved law enforcement personnel from the Prichard Police Department, FBI and Mobile County District Attorney’s office.
Alyson Stokes contributed to this report.