NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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