Jacksonville man pleads guilty to 2022 murder of beloved hair stylist on New Year’s Day

State Attorney Melissa Nelson announced that Keith Keglar Jr. pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and unlicensed carrying of a concealed firearm in the shooting death of Tevin Robinson, a beloved hairstylist.

Robinson, 24, was killed on New Year’s Day 2022.

Keglar faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years to life in Florida State Prison. His sentencing is scheduled during the week of Jan. 29, 2024.

“Good morning son.”

That’s the text Benjamin Walker said he would send his son, Tevin Robinson, at the beginning of each day.

“I’m going to miss texting him in the morning and telling him, good morning son. There’s just something about good morning son that keeps sticking to me. It’s such a small phrase but it just means so much,” said Walker.

On Jan 2., Walker never got the chance to text his son.

Instead, he got a call that his son was found unresponsive in a car in the Highland Square Plaza on Dunn Avenue.

“Never in a million years did I think I would be getting ready to lay my son to rest by gun violence,” said Walker.

Robinson was a beloved hairstylist known as “Duval Princess.” His cousin, Roneka Wells, said he was involved in the LGBTQ community.

“He was literally a sweetheart, kindhearted he would help anybody he was always there for the family,” said Wells.

“I hope they feel sorry for what they did. Not just for me, but for his mom and family, for his friends, it’s a big loss to the community,” said Walker.

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