Tucson CitizenTucson Citizen

Man gets 8 years in Russian roulette killing of his friend

Citizen Staff Writer



A Tucson man who killed a friend while playing Russian roulette was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison.

Pima County Superior Court Judge Deborah Bernini imposed a slightly mitigated term for a manslaughter charge against Courtney Larsel Robinson, 22, for the September death of longtime friend Jason M. Brant, 22.

Robinson could have gotten up to 21 years in prison.

Robinson was charged with second-degree murder and weapons misconduct in Brant’s death, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge, which factored into Bernini’s sentencing, she said. Bernini also sentenced Robinson to a concurrent 1.5-year prison term for an unrelated attempted forgery charge.

Our Digital Archive

This blog page archives the entire digital archive of the Tucson Citizen from 1993 to 2009. It was gleaned from a database that was not intended to be displayed as a public web archive. Therefore, some of the text in some stories displays a little oddly. Also, this database did not contain any links to photos, so though the archive contains numerous captions for photos, there are no links to any of those photos.

There are more than 230,000 articles in this archive.

In TucsonCitizen.com Morgue, Part 1, we have preserved the Tucson Citizen newspaper's web archive from 2006 to 2009. To view those stories (all of which are duplicated here) go to Morgue Part 1

Search site | Terms of service