Judge won't reconsider sentence in beating death

December 10, 2008 6:50:50 AM PST
A judge says he won't reconsider his five- to 10-year prison sentence for a former Ivy League professor who beat his wife to death with a chin-up bar. Rafael Robb was sentenced last month in the beating death of Ellen Robb on Dec. 22, 2006, as she wrapped Christmas presents in their kitchen.

The former University of Pennsylvania economics professor pleaded guilty in November to a charge of voluntary manslaughter.

He filed a motion Dec. 1 seeking to reduce his prison time. Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Paul Tressler denied the motion Tuesday.

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Information from: The Times Herald, http://www.timesherald.com/

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