STARKVILLE — Floyd Robinson, once convicted of murdering his on-again, off-again girlfriend, pleaded guilty last week to manslaughter in his new trial in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
Robinson, a Columbus man who shot and killed Bridget Moore in 2005, was sentenced to 20 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Robinson was granted a new trial by the Mississippi Supreme Court, which reversed decisions by the circuit court and Court of Appeals.
At issue was whether a videotaped interrogation of Robinson by police should have been allowed into evidence and shown to the jury during his trial.
During the interrogation, police refer to previous domestic violence allegations made against Robinson by Moore and another girlfriend, Marilyn McKinney.
The Supreme Court determined the jury was shown inadmissible evidence.
In other news, George Johnson, accused of stabbing two Shipley Do-Nuts employees in May, pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted armed robbery. Johnson’s bond was set at $100,000, and the trial has been set for Jan. 30, 2012.