Families of victims in triple murder near Louisburg face suspect in court

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Darius Revel Robinson flanked by officers.

Family members of the three people Darius Revel Robinson is accused of killing faced him in a Louisburg courtroom Wednesday.

"I really wanted to grab him," said Dinah Williams.

Williams - aunt to 36-year-old Keisha Livingston - said she raised her like a daughter.

"It has really been terrible. It's been like a living nightmare and I'm gonna wake up after a while," she said.

The shootings happened March 26 about 1 p.m. in the 100 block of Harris Road. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said when they arrived at the scene they found Livingston and 18-year-old Shamare Malik Harris dead from gunshot wounds.

Diana Marie Edgerton, 23, was taken to WakeMed and died from her injuries on arrival.

ORIGINAL STORY: Three dead in Franklin County shooting

Robinson's mother was also in court Wednesday. Angela Edgerton said he was related to one of the victims.

"Well, they had a loss but I got a loss inside of there too," she said. "He's still my child and I'm gonna always love him."

Edgerton said her son had a criminal record before the shooting.

"He's been back and forth being locked up as they said, but all this about killing and stuff it just it don't sit right," she said.

But Williams told ABC11 she believes Robinson was trying to rob Livingston of her income tax return.

"I have never believed in capital punishment. I said we didn't give life so we shouldn't take it. But then how he took those three people's lives - I want the death penalty for him," she said.

Robinson could get the death penalty or life in prison. His next court date is May 23.

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