Arkansas Man Sentenced for Fatally Shooting Maine Airman in 2019
An Arkansas man received his sentence this week for the fatal shooting of a Maine-native Airman, during an armed robbery.
Drequan Robinson, 19 of North Little Rock, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated robbery, after his charge was reduced from capital murder. According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Robinson received a sentence of 60 years behind bars. He will be required to complete at least 70% of his sentence before he can be eligible for parole, which means he will be at least 59 years old before he will be allowed to leave prison.
The charges stemmed from an incident on a Friday night in March of 2019. Maine native Airman Shawn McKeough, Jr. and his fiance, 22-year-old Sarah Terrano, were customers at the Valero Big Red convenience store, when Robinson and another suspect walked in and told everyone to get down on the floor. The 23-year-old tried to intervene, and was fatally shot by Robinson.
Three others were charged in connection with this case. The second robber who entered the store, Darrius Stewart of Little Rock, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Two brothers, who waited outside in the car, each received 10-year sentences.
McKeough graduated from Westbrook High School in 2014 and was serving as a Senior Airman with the United States Air Force, at the time of his death. Before arriving in Arkansas, he was stationed in Germany, Kuwait, and South Korea. MeKeough had plans to remain in the state, and was in the process of buying a house, at the time of his death.