Police Search For Two People Accused Of Killing Columbus Man


UPDATED: Monday December 2, 2013 11:22 PM

Police are asking for help finding two people accused of killing a Columbus man.

Derrick Lamont Robinson and Melanie Dawn Spears are now charged with aggravated murder in the November 21st killing of Shawn Fullen.

The criminal complaints against 36 year old Melanie Spears and 35 year old Derrick Lamont Robinson spell out their alleged motive in targeting Shawn Fullen.

Court documents obtained by 10TV say Robinson shot and killed Fuller while robbing him of firearms, drugs, and cash.

Columbus Police say Spears was involved in the robbery and present when Fullen was killed in his apartment on Smith Road.

If true, it wouldn't be the first run-in with the law for either.

According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Spears served nine months in prison after being convicted of promoting prostitution in 2006.

In October of this year, her live-in boyfriend was granted a protective order against her, stating she had threatened to "stab me in my sleep," and to have her male friends "come in and beat me down".

ODRC says Robinson was imprisoned in July of 1994 on two counts of aggravated robbery. 

Robinson was sentenced to 15 to 50 years and was paroled in 2007 after serving 13 years.

Six months later, he was sent back to prison for carrying a concealed weapon, a violation of his parole.

That cost him another four years behind bars, until his release in April of 2011.

In handwritten letters pleading for early release, Robinson wrote, "I been locked up since I was 15 years old and I'm now 28…I want nothing more in this world but to first apologize to the people I've cause pain

I'm a man who really want my life back…If God give someone the courage to give me a chance I will do what's right."

Both Spears and Robinson are charged with aggravated murder.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS.

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