Dariaz Higgins sentenced to life in prison for 2019 killing of Sierra Robinson

NOW: Dariaz Higgins sentenced to life in prison for 2019 killing of Sierra Robinson

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man who pleaded guilty to killing his 2-year-old child’s mother learned his fate Monday, July 26.

A judge sentenced Dariaz Higgins to life in prison without the possibility of parole on charges of first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree attempted homicide.

In March of 2019, Higgins shot Sierra Robinson ten times, killing her. He shot Lynaettia Parker eight times. She survived with life long injuries.

Parker was in the courtroom for the sentencing Monday morning.

"Now, I can get closure," Parker said. "I can start healing."

Higgins had his opportunity to speak before the sentence. He told the judge that Robinson stole from him and was using their baby as a bargaining chip.

"I did not know that it was going to end up turning out the way that it did," Higgins said.

"What I see is somebody who has absolutely no remorse for the crimes that he has committed, and quite frankly, is still blaming the victim," Judge Janet Protasiewicz said. "It's stunning to me."

The judge also granted a restitution request of more than $5,000 to be paid to Robinson's mother, LaTosha Bryant, for funeral and burial expenses.

"You took two people from me, and I will never ever get to hug them, get to say I love you," Bryant said in court.

Robinson was 24 years old when she was killed. Higgins is also charged in the death of their 2-year-old daughter, Noelani Robinson. The body of the toddler was found in Minnesota after an Amber Alert was issued.

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