28-year-old man sentenced to 40 years for stabbing death of fellow inmate at Alabama jail

A 28-year-old Alabama inmate was convicted of the 2017 fatal stabbing of another inmate at Bibb County Correctional Facility.

Bibb Collins County Judge Pettaway Jr. sentenced Roderick Delaune to 40 years in prison on Wednesday. Delaune in August 2021 was convicted of murder in the death of 33-year-old Cedric Jerome Robinson.

His co-accused, Dominique Covin, 41, pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

“These killers ambushed the victim and stabbed him to death,” District Attorney Michael Jackson said. “They will now have the rest of their lives in prison to think about it.”

Delaune was serving a 10-year sentence for theft at the time of the murder. Covin was serving a 20-year sentence for larceny and robbery when Robinson was killed.

The assault happened around 8:30 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Bibb County Correctional Facility in Brent. Authorities at the time said Robinson was attacked by a group of inmates in one of the facility’s dormitories. He was taken to Bibb Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:42 a.m.

A second inmate who also received stab wounds, but his injuries were reported as not life-threatening.

Surveillance video inside the dorm showed a group of inmates attacking Robinson and the second inmate. The makeshift weapons used in the stabbings were recovered.

Initially, four inmates were named as suspects, but investigators determined that the other two were in fact trying to stop the attack.

Robinson was serving a six-year sentence for credit card fraud and criminal possession of a counterfeit instrument outside of Mobile County.

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