Victim's family seeks more prison time for Rafael Robb

Parole, probation board says it will consider new information in case

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Published: Jan 22 2013 06:14:02 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 23 2013 06:12:56 AM EST
Rafael Robb
HARRISBURG, Pa. -

The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole said it will consider new information in the case of a former Ivy League professor who was scheduled to be paroled after serving six years for beating his wife to death.

The agency made the statement Tuesday after its chairman met with family members of Ellen Robb.

An agency spokesman declined to say what new information will be considered and said it's still possible her former husband will be paroled as scheduled Monday.

Family members said they gave the board current information that they believe shows Rafael Robb is a danger to society. He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

Robb killed his wife as she wrapped Christmas presents inside their home in Upper Merion Twp., Montgomery Co., in December 2006.

Robb became eligible for parole when he reached his minimum sentence.