Huffman High School

Stanley Robinson
Associated Press


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former UConn basketball player Stanley Robinson has died of unknown causes at a family residence in his Birmingham, Alabama. He was 32.

Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates said Robinson was found unresponsive by a family member Tuesday at 7:45 p.m in his hometown. He was pronounced dead at the scene 11 minutes later.

Robinson, who had turned 32 on July 14, played at UConn from 2006-10. He started 103 career games and averaged 9.8 points and 6.2 rebounds over four seasons.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama teenager has been sentenced to one year in jail for a shooting that killed a classmate inside a high school in Birmingham.

Jefferson County Circuit Judge Clyde Jones sentenced 18-year-old Michael Jerome Barber on Thursday for the death of Courtlin Arrington at Huffman High School last year.

Barber was originally charged with felony reckless manslaughter. But jurors convicted him on a lesser, misdemeanor charge of criminally negligent homicide in June.

Huffman police
Brynn Anderson / AP

One of the largest schools in Birmingham is closed today after metal detectors and other security measures failed to prevent a 17-year-old student from being fatally shot and another wounded in an apparent accident.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video and interviewing students and staff to try to figure out exactly what led to the shooting at Huffman High School yesterday at dismissal time.

Birmingham Interim Police Chief Orlando Wilson says “We consider it accidental until the investigation takes us elsewhere. We have a lot of unanswered questions.”