Former Penn prof who killed wife set to be paroled
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - January 17, 2013 (WPVI) -- A former University of Pennsylvania professor who pleaded guilty to beating his wife to death as she wrapped Christmas presents is set to be paroled.
Rafael Robb was sentenced in December 2008 to 5 to 10 years in prison in the December 2006 death of his wife, Ellen, in suburban Philadelphia. Robb pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in 2007.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman says she recently learned that Robb is set to be released on parole later this month. She says she's asked the state parole board to reconsider the decision.
Ferman says she thinks it's the wrong decision and that the board did not fully consider all the issues surrounding the case.
Robb said in court that the killing happened in "a moment of madness."
homicide, pennsylvania, local/state
- 1 dead, multiple in custody after Logan standoff
- AccuWeather: Weather Whiplash
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- 3 hit by car inside Famous Footwear in Chesco
- Deadly shooting near La Salle University
- Police: Woman, 21, stabbed grandfather to death
- Pedestrian struck in North Philadelphia 17 min ago
- Meningitis suspected in Drexel student's death
- Volunteer brutally assaulted outside Lehigh Co. church
- Self-penned obit takes internet by storm
- Malaysian military: Missing jet changed course
- Photos: Suspects wanted by Philadelphia Police
- Photos: Pictures of planned Old city luxury tower