Prosecutor: No charges vs. coach who killed teen

10:03 AM, Feb 14, 2013   |    comments
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy
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DETROIT (AP) -- A prosecutor says no charges will be brought against a 70-year-old Detroit high school basketball coach who shot and killed one teenager and wounded a second as they attempted to rob him outside a school.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Thursday that the case "is a textbook example of lawful self-defense." Her office is charging the 15-year-old boy who was wounded with armed robbery. He's being held at a juvenile detention center.

Authorities say Ernest Robinson, an assistant girls' basketball coach at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, was accosted Feb. 1 by two young men while walking two members of the girls' team outside King High. Police say Robinson fired and Michael Scott was killed.

Robinson is a reserve police officer and licensed to carry a concealed pistol.


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