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((Courtesy photo) ) Christopher Lynn Robbins
Utah man accused of killing father makes court appearance
First Published Aug 19 2014 03:27 pm • Last Updated Aug 21 2014 09:46 pm

An Olympus Cove man charged with murdering his father by crushing his skull with a metal bar made an initial court appearance Tuesday.

Third District Judge Paul Maughan set a scheduling conference for Sept. 4 for Christopher Lynn Robbins in the first-degree felony murder case. Judge Robin Reese will preside at that hearing.

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The 29-year-old Robbins was arrested Aug. 1 after police responded to a call at the home at 4465 S. Mathews Way (4115 East) where he lived with his father and brother. Unified Police Department officers say they found 70-year-old Dennis Robbins dead from an apparent "violent physical assault."

According to a UPD report, the brother was awakened by his father’s screams and saw Christopher Robbins walk out of their father’s bedroom and take a pair of latex gloves off his hands. A metal bar was on the floor next to Dennis Robbins’ body, the report says.

Court records show that Robbins pleaded guilty in April 2004 in Ogden’s 2nd District Court to enticing a minor over the Internet, a third-degree felony, and attempted suicide a few months later. He subsequently was sent to Utah State Prison for a 90-day evaluation, after which he was sentenced to six months in jail and 36 months probation.

In 2006, he was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty in Utah County Justice Court to class B misdemeanor sexual abuse of a minor.

In September 2011, he pleaded guilty to a class A misdemeanor count of failure to register as a sex offender, for which he was sentenced to a year in jail, with all but 10 days suspended, and a year’s probation.

pmanson@sltrib.com

Twitter: @PamelaMansonSLC




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