Man accused of fatally shooting pregnant Minneapolis woman pleads guilty

Man accused of fatally shooting pregnant Minneapolis woman pleads guilty Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.

Ben Rodgers
Updated: December 04, 2020 10:22 AM
Created: December 04, 2020 10:07 AM

A man who authorities say is responsible for shooting and killing the mother of his unborn child has pleaded guilty.

According to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, 27-year-old Zachary Robinson pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the July 5 shooting death of Leneesha Columbus. 

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Columbus was 26-weeks pregnant at the time of the shooting. The child died on Aug. 6 due to complications from a premature birth. 

Robinson had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree assault for shooting a man outside a downtown Minneapolis club. 


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