National television has come back to York – this time for a special on beloved city worker Ernest Tolbert, who was killed in 2008.
The Investigation Discovery show “True Crime with Aphrodite Jones” will air “A Deadly Dream” at 9 p.m. Monday.
Tolbert, 63, was shot and killed in 2008 while working a second job, cleaning a coin laundry at night. The case went unsolved for two years before York police officers arrested Jomar Robinson for the killing.
Robinson, a convicted felon already in prison in 2010 for other convictions, was charged with murder and later pleaded guilty to manslaughter. He is serving 18 years for the killing.
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Detective Billy Mumaw spent two years working the case and finally was able to crack it. Mumaw and several others from the York Police Department were interviewed for the show.
Also interviewed were York Mayor Eddie Lee, who knew Tolbert and lowered the city’s flags to half-mast when he was killed; Willy Thompson, deputy 16th Circuit solicitor; and members of Tolbert’s family. Herald columnist Andrew Dys also will be featured in the show.
The show, now in its sixth season, is a favorite in the true crime realm and has been to York before to air a special on the killing of former Mayor Melvin Roberts and the conviction of his former girlfriend, Julia Phillips.
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“A Deadly Dream” will air at 9 p.m. Monday on the Investigation Discovery show “True Crime with Aphrodite Jones.” Investigation Discovery is on Comporium cable channel 228 in Rock Hill.