Robin Howington of Knoxville, Tennessee was arrested on Wednesday for the September 2019 murder of her five-year-old daughter, Destiny Oliver who died from gunshot injuries on Sept 14
Howington, 37, was also charged with child neglect, false reporting, tampering with evidence and attempted tampering with evidence
The negligent mother, court documents reflect, gave conflicting incident accounts to investigators and on several occasions passed blame for the death on other people
Howington went from blaming a total stranger to accusing the child’s father, her current boyfriend and her two-year-old son
When evidence from surveillance cameras showed that she hid the alleged murder weapon, she claimed she hid the handgun after her toddler son discovered it in a closet and shot dead his sister
Howington was arrested by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday and held on a $500,000 bond
Robin Howington [L-R], of Knoxville, TN, was charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday. Howington claimed her two-year-old son shot dead her her five-year-old daughter, a crime she actually committed according to court documents. She changed her story several times when she spoke to investigators about the murder
A Tennessee mother is suspected of fatally shooting her five-year-old daughter in the chest before giving investigators conflicting stories about the incident – including blaming her two-year-old toddler son for the death.
Robin Howington, 37, has been indicted by a grand jury of first-degree murder, child neglect, false reporting, tampering with evidence and attempted tampering with evidence from the September 14, 2019 death of her daughter, Destiny Oliver.
She was arrested by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday and held on a $500,000 bond.
Last year, authorities dispatched to Howington’s Fountain City neighborhood home to find the young girl had been shot, according to Knoxville News Sentinel.
Destiny was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.