Boy, 17, gets 60 years for drug-related Des Moines slaying

March 5, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A teenager has been given a 60-year prison sentence for the fatal shooting of a Des Moines man during a drug deal.

The Des Moines Register reports that 17-year-old Dequavius Robinson was sentenced Monday. He’d entered an Alford plea to voluntary manslaughter and two counts of first-degree robbery in the Feb. 7 shooting of 20-year-old Augustin Kouh. Police say Kouh was found dead on a sidewalk. Another person suffered a gunshot wound.

In an Alford plea, a suspect acknowledges there is enough evidence for a jury to reach a guilty verdict.

Robinson, of Des Moines, was 16 at the time of the shooting, which police say involved a drug transaction and robbery.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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