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Jamestown man who shot estranged wife in her car to serve 25 years in prison

A Jamestown man was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting his estranged wife last year as she was parking her car at work, Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson announced.

Keith Robbins, 37, pleaded guilty in October to one count of first-degree manslaughter.

Robbins shot Sharri Robbins on the morning Nov. 10, 2016 in the parking lot of New Creation Assembly of God Church on Prospect Street in Jamestown. He hid for five days before Jamestown police received a tip that he was at his father's house. When police arrived, a K-9 officer and his dog encountered Robbins who stabbed the dog, Jamestown police said at the time. Robbins barricaded himself inside the house overnight until he surrendered, at which time he had a self-inflicted stab wound to his upper chest. Robbins was treated a hospital and the dog underwent surgery.

Swason said Sharri Robbins was taking steps to leave Keith Robbins when he killed her. He encouraged any sufferers of domestic abuse to contact their local police department, the Salvation Army or Project Crossroads in Jamestown."

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