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Georgia man gets life sentence for strip club murder that took place same day he was released from prison

2019-09-26

A Georgia man has been given a life sentence for a murder that took place at a strip club two years ago — the same day he was released from prison.

Prosecutors say David Robinson fatally shot childhood friend Jala Ross-Beyah outside of the Peaches of Atlanta strip joint on Oct. 14, 2017, apparently just hours after he completed an eight-year term for armed robbery.

They were at the club to celebrate when Robinson grabbed Ross-Beyah’s handgun and began shooting “for no apparent reason,” according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.

Ross-Beyah was shot in the neck and above his eye, and died instantly. Robinson also fired at another friend, but that person was able to flee the scene.

Robinson would also fire at security personnel who chased after him.

“The defendant attempted to scale a fence in his efforts to flee the area; however, the fence collapsed and landed upon Robinson,” the DA’s office said in a statement on Tuesday.

He was captured and transferred to the custody of the Atlanta Police Department. Investigators were not able to determine why Robinson opened fire on his friends.

Robinson, 34, was found guilty by a jury this week and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole — plus 15 years. He had six prior felony arrests and convictions, according to the DA’s office.