Trial begins for a man accused of stabbing 2 with a screwdriver

Reginald Robinson
(Photo Provided/Clinton County Jail)

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — In Clinton County, the trial begins for a man accused of attacking a woman and her great-granddaughter with a sharpened screwdriver.

Jury selection is underway Monday at the Clinton County Courthouse for the trial of 63-year-old Reginald Robinson. Robinson faces eight charges including two attempted murder charges for the alleged stabbing of then 72-year-old Gladys Brewer and her then 4-year-old great-granddaughter Madyn Lanum in 2013.

According to court documents, the stabbing happened when Brewer and Lanum were leaving the Frankfort Community Public Library. Brewer told investigators, Robinson stabbed the little girl multiple times in the face with a screwdriver.

Lanum lost the sight in one of her eyes because of the attack. Brewer was also injured.

Opening arguments in the jury trial were expected to start Monday at 1 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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