Glen Burnie Man Convicted After Stabbing Wife to Death in Her Sleep
On May 3, 2021, the Baltimore County Police were called to an apartment on Enchanted Hills Road in Owings Mills. "The police found Tameka Bautista-Robinette deceased in her bed. The police had been called there by Ms. Bautista-Robinette’s daughter after she had found her mother," authorities said. "Ms. Bautista-Robinette was dead as a result of a stab wound to her neck."
The investigation reportedly revealed that the victim had been killed while she was asleep and her 6 year old son was asleep in the same bed. "Ms. Bautista-Robinette had been in an argument previously with her husband Brandon Robinette and had told him to leave. Brandon Robinette returned to Ms. Bautista-Robinette’s residence in the middle of the night," a press release states. "He stabbed Ms. Bautista-Robinette as she slept and then picked up their 6 year old son and took him to his mother’s house in Glen Burnie."
Robinette admitted to an acquaintance that he had killed his wife, and had a significant prior criminal record of violence and had most recently been convicted of assaulting Ms. Bautista-Robinette with a knife in 2018. He had been released from prison for that offense just a month before Ms. Bautista-Robinette’s murder.
The jury convicted Robinette of First Degree Premeditated Murder. Sentencing is scheduled for November 1, 2023. The State is seeking a
sentence of Life without the possibility of parole.