Man Convicted in AMC Theater Horror Attack Got Cruel Punishment?
Nathan L. Robinson is upset because he thinks a judge excessively punished his 26-year-old brother, Steven Walter Robinson, who was sentenced to prison last Friday for his hammer/knife ambush attack on two people watching a horror movie at the Fullerton AMC Theater in February 2008. You can read my report of the October trial HERE, my blog post on the sentencing HERE and Nathan's view (his brother is misunderstood) below:
"I'd like to say a few things on behalf [of my brother] since everything that is being said about him is slander. My brother is a good person. He's not a serial killer or even a murderer. A lot of things have been said about him because he reads books on serial killers and listens to Marilyn Manson and likes magic. We aren't in Salem and this isn't the witch trials. I don't believe that it's fair for a person to be judged, and in this case sentenced based on their interests because a person's interests don't depict the type of person they truly are at heart. My brother is a very guarded person because he's very sensitive and afraid of getting hurt. But for those who had the chance to get to know him he's a very kind and understanding person who can always be counted on.
"He's made some mistakes but who among us hasn't? More recently, of course, he made a big mistake that he should do his time for, but two counts of life plus eight years is pretty severe considering no one was killed. I'm in no way saying that it was OK for my brother to even injure anyone in the way he did and for that he should do his time, but there are gang members that actually kill people and only get 10 to 15 years in prison, so why should my brother serve 58?!--EndFragment-->!--StartFragment-->