Robin Herndon jailed for 19 years for killing fuck buddy
North Augusta — A forty-two year old female state correctional officer was found guilty of manslaughter in the Aiken County shooting death of her fuck buddy 30 months ago.
Robin Herndon, now 42, of North Augusta, was charged with murder after gunning her 31-year-old fuck buddy down on November 6, 2013. She faced life in prison, with the minimum sentence of 30 years in jail. She was immediately axed from her job as a South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon officer. Ms. Herndon passed on a plea deal when prosecutors presented it.
Aiken County Sheriff’s officers were dispatched to the SUDLOW LAKE RD residence on the aforementioned day in 2013 where they found the victim with a solitary gunshot wound to the neck. He was taken to a hospital across the Savannah River, where he later died.
Ms. Herndon told the court an argument that afternoon turned violent after the victim threw her car keys on top of the roof of her home. She testified that she “was in fear for her life” when she drew her gun and aimed it toward him, and her pistol accidentally discharged when the victim hit it with one of his hands.
The Lexington-based First Solitictor’s Office prosecuted this case, though the venue didn’t change from the circuit courtroom in Aiken. Both Ms. Herndon and the victim were well-known by the public agencies in Aiken, Bamberg and Barnwell counties.
Ms. Herndon was convicted of manslaughter on March 18.