James Emmanuel Robinson

James Emmanuel Robinson

SAVANNAH, GA (January 13, 2016): Violent Crimes detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department arrested and charged James Emmanuel Robinson, 23, with murder in connection to the suspicious death of a four-year-old Savannah girl in October 2015.

Robinson was arrested at a residence on the 2100 block of Gamble Street.

The child died on Oct. 27. Three days later SCMPD, the Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS) and the Chatham County Coroner’s Office initiated a suspicious death investigation following an autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Medical Examiner’s Office.

Robinson, who was the live-in boyfriend of the victim’s mother at the time of death, attempted suicide after being questioned by police on Oct. 29.

Siblings of the victim, ages seven, five and three, were removed from their residence by DFACS. Robinson is also being investigated for criminal acts against the victim’s three-year-old sibling.

Anyone with additional information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.