On February 12th 2017 at approximately 1800 Hours, Officers responded to a report of a person not breathing in the 100 Block of Johnson Circle where they found 30-year-old female Alicia Kelly, dead inside her apartment.
Kelly had ligature marks around her neck and autopsy reports confirmed she died of asphyxia secondary to ligature strangulation.
During the initial investigation, evidence was collected and sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for DNA analysis. Based on the DNA profiles obtained from the evidence, investigative leads were developed identifying 23-year-old male, Quaderius Ramon Robinson, as a suspect.
Robinson is currently in Kilby State Correctional Facility where he is serving time on unrelated charges and awaiting trial for two additional charges of home invasion, which occurred on June 19th 2017, involving sexual assault allegations containing similar elements to the murder of Kelly. Robinson was interviewed by investigators and based on his statement, in addition to the DNA evidence collected from the scene, he has been charged with the murder of Alicia Kelly.
Anyone with information involving or directly related to this homicide are urged to contact the Dothan Police Department at (334)615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at (334)793-7000.
All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.