Dec. 22, 2006: During an argument over their divorce, Rafael Robb grabs a metal bar and bludgeons his wife, Ellen,
49, to death.
January 2007: After a nearly year-long ruse in which he claimed Ellen was attacked during a home invasion, Robb confesses to her murder.
to avoid a first-degree murder charge.
Nov. 19, 2008: Robb is sentenced to
five to 10 years.
Nov. 7, 2012:
A parole board approves Robb's parole, citing his positive behavior and acceptance of responsibility for murder.
The parole board rescinds its initial decision, citing "new information" that deemed him a risk to the community. He also received a negative recommendation from the trial judge, Paul Tressler.