New insight into man suspected of killing his pregnant girlfriend in Phoenix

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- Dwandarrius Robinson is facing numerous felony charges for the death of his pregnant girlfriend, Shaniqua Hall, including two counts of murder, arson, and kidnapping.

Police said he handcuffed her, gagged her, then set her on fire on Wednesday. Hall was expected to give birth within the next two weeks. Robinson was the father.

3TV has learned that he is a New Orleans native, and an evacuee from Hurricane Katrina. His lack of ties to Arizona is part of the reason a judge set his bond at $2 million.

According to court paperwork we obtained, Robinson went to an Albertson's grocery store and bought duct tape and lighter fluid. He told police he was going to have a barbecue, and that a handcuff key found in his possession was for security work.

3TV also dug into Robinson's prior criminal history. We found that he doesn't have any convictions locally for major, violent felonies, just some property crimes.

If convicted of the felonies in connection with Hall's death, Robinson could face the death penalty. 

Police said Robinson denies involvement, and that they don't have a reason behind the murders. Family members, however, told investigators that the couple had a tumultuous relationship filled with financial problems.