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Man charged with Angie Pipkin's murder to appear in court

Randy Gale Robinson (Source: HCPD) Randy Gale Robinson (Source: HCPD)
Angie Pipkin Angie Pipkin

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Tuesday, Randy Robinson, the man charged with killing 32-year-old Angie Pipkin in January 2014, will go before a judge for a motion filed back in November. Robinson's attorney's filed a motion on November 25 to disqualify the 15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office from prosecuting the criminal charges against him, according to the Horry County Court Clerk’s Office.

According to the motion to disqualify from the Horry County Court Clerk’s Office, Randy Gale Robinson is charged with murder and obstruction of justice. 48-year-old Robinson, of Murrells Inlet. He is still incarcerated at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to the Horry County Detention Center website.

According to the motion to disqualify from the Horry County Court Clerk’s Office, the motion is founded on the information that an Assistant Public Defender was recently hired with whom Robinson shared details regarding the charge of murder in an attorney-client relationship.

Pipkin, of Aynor, went missing in January 2014 and after a week without contact, Pipkin's mother called police.

Police believe Robinson killed her, dismembered her body, and threw her over a bridge in Darlington into the Great Pee Dee River.

Crews began searching the river in early March and Pipkin’s body was found along the riverbank, off Paper Mill Road, on May 14, 2014.

According to an arrest warrant for murder from the Horry County Police Department, Robinson "did with malice aforethought strike Angie Pipkin, victim, about her person which resulted in her death." The warrant claims that on January 17, 2014, Robinson struck Pipkin at the home on Sullivan Drive, dismembered the victim's body, and then disposed of it in a body of water in Darlington County. The claims are based on witness statements and physical evidence gathered through the course of the investigation, the warrant states.

Robinson's attorney's also filed a motion for bond reconsideration on Tuesday, January 12. It is unknown if the judge will hear the motion for bond on Tuesday.

WMBF News crews will bring you updates on the hearing, on WMBF News this evening.

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