An Evansville City Councilwoman has released a statement following the arrest of Mykel Blair, in connection with a New Year’s Day murder.
Mykel Blair, 18, and City Councilwoman Connie Robinson have the same listed address, according to court records and the City Council website.
The councilwoman confirmed to Eyewitness News that Blair is her stepson.
Blair is one of three people that was arrested in connection with the murder of D’Angelo White on New Year’s Day.
Mykel Blair, 17-year-old Charissa Robinson, 38-year-old Derrick Butts are charged with the murder of D’Angelo White on New Year’s Day.
Evansville City Councilwoman Connie Robinson released the following statement concerning the arrest:
“Today our hearts are broken as we find ourselves facing a terrible set of circumstances.
We are struggling with the shock of the situation, But we will draw on our love for one another and our faith in God for strength
We appreciate the messages of support we have received, but we ask for privacy as we deal with the news that no family should receive.
-The family of DuWayne and Connie Robinson Blair”
More on the alleged murder
Evansville Police said White died at St. Vincent Hospital on January 1, after being shot.
Police said they recovered 68 grams of marijuana in White’s car. According to authorities, White was killed over less than $500 worth of marijuana.
A probable cause affidavit states that White told police “in my phone” and “she set me up”.
EPD detectives found a text conversation between White and a number belonging to Charissa Robinson detailing a prospective drug deal.
After multiple interviews, police said Charissa Robinson confessed that a drug deal robbery was the plan, and mentioned a few other men present at the home on South Bedford during the shooting.
According to the affidavit, Charissa Robinson said that she stole a pistol from her grandfather and gave it to Mykel Blair.
Charissa Robinson told police that she believes it was the weapon used to shoot White.
Derrick Butts lived in the home on South Bedford, and was present during the shooting, according to police.
According to the affidavit, police are searching for a fourth person, 20-year-old Noah Coleman, allegedly involved in the shooting.
(This story was originally published on February 23, 2018)