Man Who OD'd on Anti-psychotics in Jail Sentenced to 50 Years for Raping Dallas Teen on Way to School

A 65-year-old man who spent nearly six years in three mental institutions awaiting trial has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for raping, stabbing and robbing a Dallas high school student. Tommy Robinson, also known as Tommy King, was convicted Friday and sentenced Tuesday by a visiting judge. The sentencing had been delayed after Robinson was found in his jail cell frothing at the mouth Saturday. He was taken to the hospital and remained in intensive care Tuesday, recovering from a drug overdose. Toxicology results showed Robinson had several grams of an anti-psychotic, multiple times over his typical dosage. Prosecutor Jason Fine said the overdose was a delay tactic by Robinson, who likely saved up his pills to take at once. "He didn't want to kill himself. He just didn't want to be here today," Fine said. Defense attorney Paul Johnson said Robinson claimed he wasn't trying to kill himself and wanted to be in court. The sentencing hearing continued without him. Lida Nguyen, now 22, testified that she is still afraid to walk alone after she was brutally attacked by Robinson. The Dallas Morning News does not typically identify victims of sexual assault. Nguyen has spoken publicly about her experience.   Continue reading...

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