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“I killed the cop”: Man’s text messages to ex-girlfriend after killing state trooper released


Jan. 03–Moments after shooting a state trooper in the head in his mother’s kitchen, Jason Robison got on his cell phone and texted his ex-girlfriend.

“I killed the cop,” he texted. “Shot him twice in the head he is dead. I love you! I always will. Good bye sweetheart. I’m sorry.”

State police recounted that bizarre and eerie exchange in an arrest warrant filed with Huntingdon District Judge Richard Wilt after Robison, 32, shot and killed 23-year-old rookie Trooper Landon Weaver on Friday night.

Troopers later cornered and killed Robison.

Weaver, who just marked his first Christmas married to his high school sweetheart, was killed while questioning Robison about violating a protection from abuse order secured by Robison’s ex-girlfriend, Laura Whitesel.

Weaver’s funeral scheduled

In the filing with Wilt, Trooper Brian Wakefield said Weaver was assigned to investigate after Whitesel reported that Robison had been contacting her and had placed an item in her car at work. That probe led Weaver to the home of Robison’s mother, Sherry Robison, on Baker’s Hollow Road in Huntingdon County’s Juniata Township.

Wakefield cited Sherry Robison and her boyfriend, Brian Smith, concerning what happened next.

23-year-old Pennsulvania State Trooper Landon Weaver, who was killed by Robison.
23-year-old Pennsulvania State Trooper Landon Weaver, who was killed by Robison.

Wakefield said Sherry Robison let Weaver into her house around 6 p.m. and told her son the trooper wanted to talk with him. Jason Robison came out of a bedroom and spoke with Weaver in the kitchen. Jason Robison admitted he’d been in contact with Whitesel and gave the trooper his cell phone which showed texts between the two.

Weaver then told Jason Robison he had violated the PFA, Wakefield said. Weaver told Jason Robison they could step out onto the porch, call a supervisor and “see if this situation could be worked out,” Wakefield wrote. “Jason Robison related that he did not want to go to jail.”

Jason Robison then went to his bedroom, saying he wanted to get a cigarette. With Sherry Robison’s permission, Weaver followed him. Then the two men went into a mud room off the kitchen, with Weaver in the lead, Wakefield said.

Sherry Robison said her son came back into the kitchen, put a cigarette lighter on the kitchen counter and pulled a “small black gun” from his pants, Wakefield wrote. He said that when Sherry Robison asked, “Jason, what are you doing,” her son didn’t reply and stepped back into the mud room.

“She immediately heard a ‘pop’ and she observed Trooper Weaver fall face down onto the kitchen floor,” Wakefield wrote. “She noted blood on the kitchen floor. She logically concluded that her son … had just shot Trooper Weaver.”

Sherry Robison ran from the kitchen and called for Smith, who was in the basement. Wakefield said Jason Robison texted Whitesel minutes after killing Weaver.

Just before 10 a.m. Saturday Jason Robison was shot and killed by police after refusing to surrender to a search party that was seeking him. Police said officers opened fire when Robison made an “overt threat” to their safety.

Weaver’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday.


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