Judge Brian Tucker handed down a 30 years to life sentence for James Robarge for the 2nd degree murder of his wife Kelly Robarge in July of 2013. Tucker said during sentencing that James Robarge lied on the stand and tried to conceal evidence. Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrill said she was pleased the Judge took those aggravating factors into the sentencing.
Robarge showed no emotions when his daughters read their impact statements nor during sentencing. Robarge’s attorney Caroline Smith read a statement for him that said he missed Kelly too, she was the love of his life, and he loves and misses his daughters.
The sentence keeps Robarge from being paroled for 28 years after two years were taken off for time served.