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Robinson spoke with The Manning Times via telephone, along with daughter Norma Robinson, saying that the entire episode is a tragedy for all involved. "I was a child and knew what happened, that my brother didn't do it, and I've been upset that these families believe he did," Robinson said. "How could they think that a child that small could commit a crime like that? I wish they would find the true killers. I think it's sad for those babies. But why would you think babies are killing babies? My brother was small in stature and under 100 pounds, yet he was accused of such a crime?" Norma Robinson, who never knew her uncle, said she's "grateful that God spared my mother, my aunt and my uncle to see this come forth." Stinney has three siblings still living: Robinson, Amie Ruffner and Bishop Charles Stinney. "We've always felt bad about the girls being killed, and always wondered why they don't want to know the truth," Norma said. "I would want to know, if someone's saying my family member's killer is innocent, then who did do the murders? The fact remains the girls were killed by someone, but it just wasn't my uncle." Norma said at the outset the family always wanted an exoneration, not a pardon. "There's a difference: A pardon is forgiving someone for something they did," Norma said. "That wasn't an option for my mother, my aunt or my uncle. We weren't asking forgiveness." Both women said their only regret is that they "can't be in South Carolina to help all of our supporters celebrate." "We are grateful for those who have stood by us and have kept his name out at the forefront," she said. "We hope to get down there soon to meet with these great people." Manninglive.com will continue to have updates as we speak to more folks involved in the case.