Posted on December 22, 2021

14-Year-Old Admits Murdering 84-Year-Old School Teacher Who Was Stabbed 43 Times During Home Invasion

Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime, December 21, 2021

A 14-year-old in Upstate New York this week admitted to viciously stabbing an 84-year-old retired schoolteacher to death in her apartment during a botched robbery earlier this year. Appearing in Onondaga County Court, Jahkim Robinson on Monday formally pleaded guilty to two counts of felony murder for killing Eva Fuld in January, Syracuse NBC affiliate WSTM-TV reported.

Robinson, who lived just two doors down from Fuld, also pleaded guilty to one count each of first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery.

As previously reported by Law&Crime, Robinson and several others on Jan. 21 allegedly knocked on the door of Fuld’s Grant Village apartment. When she answered, they forced their way inside her home. Once inside Fuld’s apartment, the home invasion quickly turned violent. The horde of intruders is alleged to have viciously beat Fuld before Robinson stabbed her more than three dozen times, authorities said. Prosecutors accused Robinson of “stabbing or cutting the victim 43 separate times, causing injuries to her torso and extremities, resulting in her death.”

{snip} Robinson, however, is currently believed to be the sole murderer included in the group, according to Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick.


Robinson was initially charged as a youthful offender under the auspices of New York State’s Raise the Age rules.  Those rules keep violent adolescent offenders away from adult populations and non-violent youth offenders while detained, but they are subject to the same criminal court proceedings as any other given defendant, according to

Because he was only 14 at the time of the murder, Robinson is facing a minimum sentence of 5 years to life in prison and a maximum sentence of 9 years to life in prison.