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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of 8-year-old Haiwayi Robinson.

Robinson’s body was found a few miles from her home Thursday. The girl was last seen alive at approximately 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon while walking to her cousin’s apartment.

Despite the reward, Gov. Bentley has received intense criticism for what appears to be racially profiling the family, saying at a press conference:

“There are things that happen we just don’t understand. There are difficulties in families. You never know, it may be drug related, it may be alcohol related. It may be family problems. We just don’t know what the situation is,” he said.

Alabama state Sen. Vivian Davis Figures, (D-Mobile) is demanding that he apologize for the callous statements, reports

“How dare the Governor!!! I have a call into the Governor’s office DEMANDING an apology! I’m waiting for him to call me back. His words are TOTALLY unacceptable, and we will not tolerate it!!!”

Bentley, however, remains focused on getting justice for Robinson’s family, stating: “We won’t rest until this little girl’s killer is brought to justice.”

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One thought on “Haiwayi Robinson: Reward Offered In Search For 8-Year-Old Ala. Girl’s Killer

  1. seriously on said:

    The family has been caught in to many lies and perhaps they lied because suspicion always falls on the family first. But tell to0 many lies and you cannot be upset if people do not believe you. And even if it has something to do with this child family business, what is this child guilty of? Nothing…I remember the shooter in Conn…no one went after his mother’s character who trained a mentally insane son how to use high power guns and killed all those 5-6 years babies, they excused his actions as he was mentally ill. So, I do not why this police asswipe would say that about the family, oh that right that’s code for we do not care about your child’s death.

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