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Details Leading to Mother and Daughter's Death and Suspect's Criminal History

March 17, 2019 02:41 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Details leading up to the death of both mother and daughter, and the suspect believed to have killed both of them, are emerging. Milwaukee Police believe Dariaz Higgins, the suspect in the death and abduction of Noelani Robinson, the 2-year-old, who went missing earlier this week, was a pimp known to law enforcement.  Authorities say Higgins is a sex trafficker. A criminal complaint from the Milwaukee County courts details the extensive relationship Higgins had with the victim Sierra Robinson, also the mother of Noelani.

Court documents also show the two knew each other for many years. According to the criminal complaint, Higgins was her "former pimp" and later became the father of their child, Noelani.

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This year, Robinson no longer wanted to be with Higgins and moved to Las Vegas leaving her daughter with Higgins. On March 9th Robinson flew back to Milwaukee trying to get their child back. Higgins allegedly agreed to meet with Robinson and her friend. He drove the two women away in an SUV reportedly taking them to an apartment building saying Noelani was there.He allegedly followed the two inside and then Higgins shot both women multiple times. Robinson died from her injuries but her friend survived.

Higgins is now facing charges of First Degree Intentional Homicide and use of a dangerous weapon. As well as First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

ABC 6 News did some digging and found that Higgins has a lengthy criminal history in our area. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website.

In Mower County, Higgins was charged with 5th Degree Assault, a misdemeanor in 2009.

In 2005, Higgins was charged with Assault causing "substantial bodily harm."

In 2003, Higgins was convicted of Felony Drug charges.

In Olmsted County, Higgins was charged with giving a peace officer false information in 2008.

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