Sister, ex-girlfriend plead guilty in connection with officer's murder

by Conner Howard | reporter Published:

Cleveland -- Danielle Roberson and Bridget Robinson pleaded guilty to one count each of attempted obstruction of justice Jan. 9 at Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

Roberson, 27, and Robinson, 37, ex-girlfriend and sister, respectively, of convicted murderer Ashford Thompson, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. Feb. 6 at Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court by Judge Daniel Gaul.

Both women were charged with similar offenses -- including tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice -- after attempting to shelter and aid Thompson following his murder of Twinsburg Police Officer Joshua Miktarian in July 2008.

Roberson was with Thompson in his vehicle at the time of the murder in Thompson's Glenwood Drive driveway. Following the murder, according to their May 2012 indictment, Thompson and Roberson removed the murder weapon, a handgun, from Thompson's vehicle and attempted to hide it at Robinson's residence in Bedford Heights, where Thompson was ultimately arrested.

Thompson is currently on Death Row at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution.

-- Compiled by Reporter Conner Howard

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