Four charged in Reservoir Hill beating

Police say four people beat a man to death in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood after one of the suspects yelled that the man had raped her.

Police charged Latiqwa Mayes, 19, and her father, Willie Mayes, 59, with first- and second-degree murder and assault charges this month in the fatal beating of Donald Robinson. Officers saw him being assaulted by several people in the 800 block of Lennox St. on Sept. 2.


According to charging documents released Thursday, Latiqwa Mayes saw Robinson walking down the street and started yelling, "He raped me. He's a sex offender."

Willie Mayes called for Robinson to stop; when he didn't, he yelled, "Stop that guy, he tried to rape my daughter. Stop him."

Calls to the Mayes' listed phone number were not returned Thursday. No attorneys were listed for them in court records.

The Mayes' statements prompted strangers on the street to join in kicking and punching Robinson, charging documents said, and Latiqwa Mayes was also observed spraying Robinson with a chemical, believed to be pepper spray. Police wrote in the documents that Mayes had never reported a rape.

Robinson had been convicted of a third-degree sex offense in 2003. The details of that case were not available Thursday night.

Also charged in Robinson's death on Sept. 13, the day it was ruled a homicide, were two teens who were playing basketball in the neighborhood when they heard Latiqwa Mayes yell.

Kwan Blackburn and Malik Antonio Hampton-Cummings, both 17, confessed to assaulting Robinson at the time, charging documents said.

A relative of Hampton-Cummings declined to comment when reached Thursday. No phone number was listed for Blackburn, nor was an attorney listed for him in court records.

Officers responded to a call for an assault in progress in the 800 block of Lennox St. about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 and found Donald Robinson with serious injuries. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:06 p.m.