Oklahoma war hero facing murder charge released from jail

Oklahoma Bronze Star-winner Maxx Robinson is accused in the April 1 shooting death of his uncle, Bill J. Cline Jr., during an altercation at Cline’s home in Porter.
by Phillip O'Connor Modified: June 18, 2014 at 10:29 pm •  Published: June 18, 2014

— An Oklahoma war hero accused of murdering a relative was released from custody this week after posting a $50,000 bond.

Maxx Robinson had been held in the Wagoner County jail since June 9 on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the April 1 shooting death of his uncle, Bill J. Cline Jr., during an altercation at Cline’s home in Porter.

Associate District Court Judge Dennis Shook initially ordered Robinson held without bail.

During a hearing Monday, Robinson’s attorneys argued their client was neither a threat to the community nor a flight risk and should be released on his own recognizance. Shook denied that request, but did agree to set bail.

Robinson was released later that day after a sympathetic bondsman agreed to provide the bond money at a discount, said Kirsten Bernhardt, Robinson’s court-appointed attorney.

“He’s a hero and he’s going to stay and get cleared of these charges,’’ Bernhardt said.

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by Phillip O'Connor
Enterprise Editor
O'Connor joined the Oklahoman staff in June, 2012 after working at The Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a combined 28 years. O'Connor, an Oklahoma City resident, is a graduate of Kansas State University. He has written frequently...
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