Six months: Kroboth to stay behind bars
Convicted attempted-wife-killer Kurt Kroboth will stay behind bars after a judge ruled he violated the terms of his probation for the second time in the past year.
Back in January, Kroboth detoured north of his probation officer-approved trip from Arizona to California, stopping by the University of Oregon and attempting to see his college-aged son. For that offense, he was returned to Virginia where he was jailed from January to June. Fewer than two months later, he was arrested again in Charlottesville after his probation officer testified that he refused to sign the terms of his Arizona probation.
In Charlottesville Circuit Court on September 4, Kroboth, who was convicted in 2006 of attempted murder for a 2004 offense in which he donned a vampire mask, cut the phone lines and electricity to the house in which his estranged wife was sleeping, and assaulted her as she slept, testified that he felt the terms of the Arizona probation were so restrictive that they limited his ability to take care of his parents or to complete work duties, virtually guaranteeing a future violation.
Judge Paul Peatross sentenced Kroboth to six months and ordered extended supervised probation.Read more on: Kurt Kroboth