New sentencing hearing for murder solicitation conviction

William Franklin Robinette was convicted of soliciting first degree murder

POSTED: 8:15 AM Oct 01 2013   UPDATED: 5:50 PM Oct 01 2013

A Greene County man, convicted of solicitation of first degree murder, will get a new sentencing hearing.

William Franklin Robinette was convicted of two counts of soliciting first degree premeditated murder. He was sentenced to 20-years in state prison for each conviction.

Robinette appealed on grounds of insufficient evidence, trial court error and the sentence imposed by the trial court.

While the appeals court upheld Robinette's convictions the judges did find error in the sentencing phase. That led to a new sentence hearing.