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Chautauqua man who admitted to killing wife sentenced to 25 years

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 11:27:02-05

The Chautauqua County District Attorney's Office announced today that Keith Robbins was sentenced  to 25 years in prison for first degree manslaughter.

In October, 37-year-old Robbins pleaded guilty to the charge.

It was on November 10th, 2016 that Robbins shot and killed his wife, Shari Robbins, while she was parking her car at work. He then went into hiding from police for five days. On the 15th, Jamestown Police received a tip and apprehended him at a family member's home.

"My heart breaks for the Robbins children and the Johnson family...Hopefully, the Robbins children and Shari's family can move forward, receiving the help that they need to heal, in order to live somewhat normal lives," said County District Attorney Patrick Swanson.

Robbins was also accused of stabbing a K-9 when police tried to apprehend him. Mitchell, the K-9, has been expected to make a full recovery.