SALT LAKE COUNTY (ABC4 News) – There were new developments Friday in the case of a West Valley City code enforcement officer who was killed last summer.
The man who lived at the home where Jill Robinson was killed pleaded guilty Friday to criminal homicide and aggravated arson among other charges.
Kevin Wayne Billings had been in trouble with the city code enforcement office a number of times before, but on August 9, police said waited for enforcement officer Jill Robinson to arrive at his house.
He’s accused of shooting her, then lighting her body, truck and his neighbor’s home on fire which then resulted in the death of Jill Robinson and the neighbor’s dog.
The district attorney is hopeful this guilty plea will help the family avoid the pain of a trial.
“Jill was somebody’s mother, somebody’s sibling, sister and she was somebody’s child. She has an incredibly loving family, and it has been very rough on them as it would for anybody who loses a loved one,” said Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill.
Gill consulted with Jill Robinson’s family before agreeing to the plea deal. Billings faces up to life in prison.