Man accused of killing daughter in Mower County, then shooting and killing her mother in Wisconsin sentenced to life in prison without parole

A man charged with killing his two-year-old daughter in Minnesota before traveling to Milwaukee and gunning down her mother in 2019 has been sentenced in Wisconsin to life in prison with no chance of parole.  Circuit Judge Janet Protasiewicz handed down the sentence on 37-year-old Dariaz Higgins:

Higgins pleaded guilty in April to fatally shooting 24-year-old Sierra Robinson and wounding her friend, 40-year-old Lynaettia Parker, at a Milwaukee apartment building where Higgins said they would find two-year-old Noelani Robinson.  But the little girl — subject of a national Amber Alert and massive search — was already dead, as authorities in Mower County reported that Higgins had already killed Noelani Robinson at an Austin motel, and the girl’s body was later found wrapped in a blanket in the east ditch just north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 218 and Highway 30 in Blooming Prairie.

Higgins is facing a felony charge of 2nd degree murder, without intent in Mower County District Court in his daughter’s death, which is punishable by up to 40 years in prison.  No court date on the charge has been scheduled for Higgins in Mower County at last word.  In a brief statement Monday, he accused Sierra Robinson of stealing from him.