NewsLocal News


Dariaz Higgins: Father charged in Minnesota with 2-year-old daughter's murder

Posted at 12:50 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 14:56:59-05

MINNESOTA — A man currently awaiting jury trial in Milwaukee has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old daughter.

Dariaz Higgins, 35, was charged in a Minnesota courtroom on Thursday with the death of his 2-year-old daughter, Noelani Robinson.

Higgins is currently incarcerated in the Milwaukee County Jail on a charge of first-degree homicide for the death of Noelani's mother, Sierra Robinson.

Higgins shot two women outside of an apartment building while he was supposed to be giving Noelani Robinson, to her mother, according to a criminal complaint.

Police say Sierra lived in Las Vegas but was in Milwaukee to get her daughter from Higgins, who was formerly her pimp.

Sierra and one other woman, who also said Higgins was her pimp at one point, met him near the farmer's market near 22nd and Fond Du Lac Avenue. Once there, Higgins told the women to get in the vehicle and the three drove to the apartment building where he said Noelani was.

The complaint says Sierra and the other woman exited the vehicle once at the apartment near North 91st and West Mill Road, and that's when Higgins reportedly shot both of them, got back into the vehicle and drove away.

Officers found Sierra on the ground with a hole in the top of her chest and gunshot wounds on her wrist and cheek. She was declared dead at the scene.

The other woman was treated for multiple gunshot wounds at Froedtert Hospital.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says it investigated Noelani's death with help from multiple sheriff's offices and police departments in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Report a typo or error