Man gets 65 years for screwdriver stabbing of woman, child

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – The man charged with stabbing a woman and her great-granddaughter received his sentence in a Clinton County courtroom Thursday.

In 2013, Frankfort police said Reginald Robinson stabbed 63-year-old Gladys Brewer and her 4-year-old great-granddaughter Madyn Lanum outside the city’s library.

On Thursday, Robinson was sentenced to a total of 65 years by a Clinton County judge – who ordered a 35-year sentence for the attempted murder of Lanum and another 30 years for the attempted murder of Brewer.

According to court documents, Lanum was stabbed in the face 15 times and lost the sight in one of her eyes. Brewer was stabbed several times in the back and head.

Robinson’s mental state was the focus of much of the testimony throughout the trial. One doctor diagnosed him with schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder.

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The defense asked the jury to find Robinson not guilty by means of insanity.

But in February, Robinson was found guilty but mentally ill on all eight charges he faced including two counts of attempted murder.