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Family Of Murder Victim Optimistic Her Killer Will Remain In Prison After Meeting With Parole Board
CBS News ^ | January 22, 2013 | Tony Romeo

Posted on 01/22/2013 9:02:48 PM PST by nickcarraway

After a meeting with the chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, the brother of Ellen Gregory-Robb says he’s optimistic that his sister’s killer will not go free next Monday as planned.

The board has decided to release Rafael Robb after having served only half of his 5-to-10 year manslaughter sentence. Robb pled guilty to bludgeoning his wife Ellen to death in their Upper Merion home. Ellen Robb’s brother, Gary Gregory, said the meeting he and his brother had with the chairman of the Board of Probation and Parole Tuesday was mostly to discuss process, but that he’s confident that the board now has additional information that makes the case for a revocation of Rafael Robb’s parole.

“The parole board is now firmly and fully equipped to review this, do the right thing, and keep Rafael Robb behind bars,” Gregory says.

Included in that new information is a letter from the judge who presided over Robb’s trial. Calling Rafael Robb a “highly manipulative man,” the judge says this is the first time he’s ever raised a written objection to the board about an inmate.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Pennsylvania

1 posted on 01/22/2013 9:02:54 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

5-10 years for beating his wife to death and now they want to release him after only half of that time served?

Maybe the PA parole board could call the residents of Webster,NY to see how that turned out for them.

These parole boards need to be held criminally liable for their decisions.

2 posted on 01/22/2013 9:47:16 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

Just before Christmas two years ago, a career criminal who had been released from a life sentence by the parole board, killed a Woburn, Massachusetts cop who was about a week away from retirement at the end of the year. Five out of six members of the parole board resigned.

3 posted on 01/23/2013 2:59:34 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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