Jamestown man receives 25 years for killing wife

Dec 18, 2017

A Jamestown man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for killing his estranged wife.

Keith (left) and Shari Robbins in July 2016.
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The Chautauqua County District Attorney's Office says Keith Robbins, 37, will also be on supervised release for five years after prison, for his plea of manslaughter in the first degree.

Robbins fatally shot Shari Robbins in November 2016, as she was parking her car at work. She had been taking steps to leave him.

He went into hiding for five days before police found him at a family member's home.

DA Patrick Swanson said he is pleased with the sentence, as it provides "closure to the Robbins family and prevented the Robbins children from having to testify and endure a lengthy trial."