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ROCHESTER, NY (WNY News Now) – The Jamestown man imprisoned for shooting and killing his estranged wife in 2016 has lost his appeal of the case.
Keith Robbins petitioned the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division to reduce the 25-year state prison sentence previously handed down by Chautauqua Court Judge David Foley.
The 42-year-old was arrested at his home following an area wide manhunt after he killed Shari Robbins in November 2016 as she was parking her car at work near a Jamestown nursing home.
Just before he was taken into custody, Robbins stabbed a Jamestown Police K-9 before turning the knife on himself.
He plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter just before he was set to stand trial.
Without pleading guilty, Robbins faced a felony murder charged which could have led to a life prison sentence.
Robbins is incarcerated at the Auburn Correctional Facility and is not eligible for release until 2038.
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