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Report: No Release For Rafael Robb

The former Ivy League prof, who was convicted of killing his wife, had been scheduled to be paroled next week.

Rafael Robb will not be getting out of prison next week.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported via its Twitter feed that the State Board of Probation and Parole has reversed its decision to release Robb, who was convicted in the 2006 bludgeoning death of his wife, Ellen, at their Upper Merion home.

Members of Ellen Robb's family met with the chairman of the parole board yesterday. Gary Gregory, Ellen Robb's brother, told WPVI-TV that he learned of the parole board's reversal earlier this morning.

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman and State Representative Mike Vereb, who first spoke out against Robb's release last week, have scheduled a press conference for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the District Attorney's offices in Norristown.

Bhrenda Drakeford January 23, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Praise God!!! Hallelujah!!!
Lorraine613 January 23, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Thank God! The right (and fast) decision was made. The parole board knew if they released him now they would have gotten a lot of flack.
Jeff Pensyl January 23, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Why is he up for parole? He was convicted of murder.
sharon mcelwee January 23, 2013 at 04:28 PM
good grammar
Marybeth Monaghan January 23, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Parole for a murderer should not be an option...a bludgeoning? I'm frightened and feel the need to know in advance about each person being considered for parole... does the parole board have a responsibility to the community? Are they expected to exercise good judgment and great care before releasing someone? The parole is on hold? It should happen when his wife can come back and address the parole board.Oh,that (of course)can't happen? then,neither can parole even be considered!
esjeni January 23, 2013 at 05:34 PM
He should have to serve his entire sentence let thepunishment fit the crime.
Marybeth Monaghan January 23, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Please,parole board...the community is trusting you to be very careful and thoughtful before releasing anyone for parole...how could you have even considered allowing this murderer to be on parole? Why?
Donna Picotta January 23, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Enforce the gun laws and test out some of the confiscated ones on this guy to see if they are as good as they claim!
Walt Priestley January 24, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Great! :)
Mary Lemley January 24, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Give him the needle!!!!

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