Man convicted of murdering St. Louis highschool soccer coach in 2019 | legislation and order

ST. LOUIS – A man was sentenced to eight years in prison this week for causing the death of a St. Louis high school football coach whose car was hit in 2019.

Cory Robinson, 37, of the 4,000 block on Lincoln Avenue in The Ville, was convicted Thursday after pleading guilty of negligent homicide and other charges on October 4, 2019.

Robinson caused the wreck by driving into oncoming traffic to pass Derrick Mitchell at the intersection of North Broadway and Christian Avenue in the St. Louis district of Baden. Robinson drove into Mitchell’s car and pushed it into the oncoming traffic, where Mitchell’s car was hit again.

Robinson, who drove twice the speed limit, fled the scene. Mitchell died in the hospital days later.

Mitchell was an assistant soccer coach at Clyde C. Miller Career Academy High School after a successful career as a player at Vashon High School and the University of Iowa.

Robinson pleaded guilty to gun possession and resisting arrest in 2017 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. But the sentence was suspended and Robinson was given three years probation, which he was serving at the time of the crash.

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