Hiawatha Robinson, accused of murder and sodomy in connection to the 2014 death of his 8-year-old daughter Hiawayi, pleaded guilty to a federal firearm charge in an agreement filed this afternoon.

According to court documents, Robinson was in possession of a 12-gauge, single-barrel shotgun on Oct. 2, the same day search warrants during the homicide investigation were executed at his home on Stovall Street in Prichard and at the home of his girlfriend Taisheira “Tasha” Parker in Semmes. The court records show the firearm was in “plain view” in the front room of Robinson’s home.



Because of Robinson’s previous felony convictions, officials say he was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition. Robinson was convicted in Mobile County Circuit Court for first degree possession of marijuana in 2011 and third degree burglary in 2002 in addition to a conviction of second degree receiving stolen property in 2001 in Baldwin County.

Further, Robinson was also convicted of third degree domestic violence and third degree assault in 2004 in Mobile municipal court.

The maximum penalty for the charge is 10 years in prison; however, Robinson could be subject to a mandatory term of imprisonment of 15 years to life in addition to a fine up to $250,000, a three-year supervised release, which would follow any term of imprisonment, a mandatory special assessment of $100 and a restitution may be ordered by the court.

The plea agreement says prosecutors will not bring any additional charges against Robinson as it relates to the federal indictment and will recommend Robinson be sentenced at “the low end” of the sentencing guidelines as determined by the court.

Robinson still faces state charges of felony murder and first degree sodomy in connection with the death of his daughter.

Neither a sentencing date for the federal charges nor a trial date for the state charges has been set at this time.