Sade Robinson: Suspect pleads not responsible to homicide of Milwaukee girl who was killed on ‘exciting’ first date | EUROtoday

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The suspect charged over the killing and dismemberment of a teen in Milwaukee, who disappeared after telling mates she was excited for a primary date, has pleaded not responsible to her homicide.

Maxwell Anderson briefly appeared in court docket in Wisconsin on Monday to enter the plea and waived his proper to a preliminary listening to.

Prosecutors say that on 1 April, 19-year-old Sade Robinson allegedly met the 33-year-old for drinks at a seafood restaurant in Milwaukee, later sending a Snapchat message to mates from a close-by bar.

The subsequent day, police recovered a severed leg at Warnimont Park, and mates later traced Robinson’s location to the world within the early hours of two April.

During the quick listening to on Monday afternoon, Mr Anderson appeared in particular person sporting an orange prison-issue jumpsuit. He spoke solely to verify that he understood that he was waiving his proper to the total preliminary listening to. The not-guilty plea was entered by his lawyer.

Maxwell Anderson, 33, seems in court docket in Milwaukee on Monday 22 April over the alleged homicide of 19-year-old Sade Robinson (Wisconsin Court Systems livestream)

His lawyer additionally indicated that they might be searching for a substitution of a decide to supervise the trial, which was granted.

Mr Anderson is subsequent anticipated again in court docket on 16 May for a scheduling listening to.

He was arrested on 4 April and charged with first-degree intentional murder, mutilating a corpse and arson prices referring to Robinson’s loss of life.

Police beforehand mentioned the leg, which was found two days earlier on April 2, had been lower off slightly below the hip socket and “appeared to have been sawn off”. Additional human stays had been discovered on 5 April and 6 April, together with a human foot that was positioned within the space the place Robinson’s automotive was destroyed, having been burned up.

An eyewitness informed investigators that she had seen a white male depart the driving force’s door of Robinson’s automotive early on the morning of April 2, claiming she noticed the person gentle a lighter and toss it into the driving force’s door window of the automobile.

Authorities searched, discovering a black puffer coat, gentle blue ripped denims and white sneakers — according to that worn by Robinson on that night.

Investigators famous that they suppose, although haven’t “formally confirmed,” that all the found stays belong to Robinson. The investigation into the 19-year-old’s loss of life is ongoing.

A photograph of Sade Robinson, a younger girl who was killed and whose stays had been present in and round Lake Michigan (Milwaukee Police Department)

On Thursday, a torso and arm had been discovered alongside a distant stretch of tree-lined seaside on Lake Michigan in South Milwaukee, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office introduced in a press launch. The stays haven’t but been formally recognized as having belonged to Robinson.

An individual strolling alongside the seaside discovered the stays at round 7.30am a few quarter of a mile from an residence complicated.

Last week after the arrest, Mr Anderson’s father, Steven Anderson, launched an announcement expressing sympathy for Robinson’s household.

“On behalf of myself and my household, I want to categorical our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the household and family members of Sade Robinson. We are shocked and devastated by her mindless loss of life,” the statement, released by the attorney firm representing Maxwell Anderson, read.

“To Sade’s mom and father, phrases can’t categorical our sorrow for the incomprehensible ache and grief you’re going by. We be part of the complete neighborhood in celebrating Sade’s life.”

The assertion by requesting the media respect his household’s privateness.

Maxwell Anderson is being held on a $5m bond for first-degree intentional murder, mutilating a corpse and arson prices within the loss of life of Robinson. The murder cost alone carries a penalty of life in jail.