Accused murderer dies in prison

The man accused of murdering a developmentally disabled woman in 2009 died in prison Thursday night. Elhadi Robbins was due to stand trial next month for the murder of Cindy Sumner. The young developmentally disabled woman was reported missing by her family on August 6, 2009. Her skeletal remains were found in an abandoned warehouse on Elm St. in North Toledo in September 2009. Her death was believed to have been caused by blunt force trauma to the head.

Cindy Sumner's father Tim, who was due to testify in the trial says he's glad Robbins is dead. "I lovve it, my daughter's at peace now; I think her spirit was in the jail cell with him," Mr. Sumner said.

An autopsy on Robbins was to be perfomed Friday by the Lucas County Coroner. Robbins is believed to have died from natural causes. Cindy's aunt, Debbie Sumner, was present at Robbins' last court appearance on Tuesday and observed that he he did not look well and that his face was ashen.