MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

April 22, 2014

Suspect in fatal shooting freed

No charges yet against brothers in uncle’s death

By Elizabeth Ridenour
Phoenix City Editor

— A Porter man jailed on a complaint of first-degree murder was released Monday, a jail employee said.

Maxx Robinson, 23, was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing his uncle, Bill John “Bob” Cline on April 1 at Cline’s home in Porter. Cline had been shot twice in the front of his torso and twice in the upper back, officials said.

Robinson and his brother, Skyler Robinson, 28, were arrested the day of the shooting. Skyler Robinson was being held on complaints of obstruction of justice and accessory to murder. He has since been released on $75,000 bond.

The case was transferred for prosecution by Muskogee County after officials determined that Skyler Robinson’s girlfriend worked in the Wagoner County DA’s office.

Muskogee County District Attorney Larry Moore said that because no charges have been filed against Maxx Robinson, he was set to be released Monday.

“Judge (Dennis) Shook told the DA’s office last week in Wagoner County he was going to pass it to today, and if there were not any charges filed by this week, he was going to release him,” Moore said.

Charges against Maxx and Skyler Robinson could come later. Some of the reports and records have not been received in the Muskogee County DA’s office, Moore said.

“With what we have right now, we can’t say we are or are not going to file charges,” Moore said. “It’s still under investigation. We need more investigation before we can say we’re filing first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter or whether or not it’s going to be self-defense.”

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