Ex-Penn prof who killed wife reaches set­tle­ment with her es­tate

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A for­mer Ivy League pro­fes­sor con­victed in the blud­geon­ing death of his wife at their sub­ur­ban Philadel­phia home has reached a set­tle­ment with her es­tate.

The Pottstown Mer­cury re­ports for­mer Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia eco­nomics pro­fes­sor Rafael Robb agreed to re­lin­quish 75% of his nearly $3 mil­lion in in­vest­ment and pen­sion as­sets to sat­isfy a judg­ment against him.

Robb pleaded guilty to vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter in the 2006 death of his wife Ellen.

Her fam­ily won a $124 mil­lion judg­ment against Rafael Robb in a civil suit over her death. Last week’s deal set­tles that judg­ment.

Ellen Robb had re­tained a di­vorce lawyer and was plan­ning to move out when she was killed.

Robb told po­lice he came home to find the house bur­glar­ized.

He later ad­mit­ted to killing his wife dur­ing an ar­gu­ment as she wrapped Christ­mas presents.

Robb, now 68, was re­leased in 2017 af­ter serv­ing the max­i­mum 10-year term.

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