Former Penn professor Rafael Robb has been in prison since 2007 for killing his wife, Ellen. He will now not be paroled until at least September 2014, according to the decision released by the parole board on Wednesday.
Penn and the Perelman School of Medicine both donated $2,500 in reward money for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the killer of Melissa Ketunuti, the Medical School graduate student who was found dead in her home on Monday in what police are treating as a homicide, said Vice President of Public Safety Maureen Rush.
Rafael Robb received a parole decision this past November that would have him released on Jan. 28. However, the parole board decided to reconsider this date after a meeting this past Tuesday.
Melissa Ketunuti, a Perelman School of Medicine graduate student, was found dead in her Center City home on Monday afternoon in what police are treating as a homicide.
Rafael Robb, the former Penn professor who was sentenced to prison in 2008 for killing his wife, Ellen, is set to be released later this month.
Last year saw a decrease of 7 percent in the total number of crimes committed in and around Penn’s campus.
In a press announcement Wednesday afternoon, Obama outlined proposals to Congress and a series of 23 executive actions to curb gun violence in response to last month’s mass shooting in a Connecticut elementary school.
CommunityCam, launched last month by search engine optimization firm SEER Interactive and online security equipment retailer VideoSurveillance.com, currently has reported 14 cameras on or near campus.
Among the new measures added after the armed robberies last semester are increased overtime shifts, the use of undercover officers and added Allied Barton security guards around campus.
Jan. 5 – An employee at Houston Hall was threatened verbally over the phone by a known suspect at about 2:45 p.m.
Traffic was blocked off this morning on 38th Street between Chestnut and Walnut and on the 3800 block of Walnut Street.
The raid and following changes in ID policy have caused the management to make changes to its offerings on Wednesdays
Total crime is down 21 percent in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for Jan. to Dec. 2012 as compared to 2011, according to the Division of Public Safety.
A look at crime in the past week.
Crime increased by 25 percent this October, with the number of all incidents rising from 67 in October 2011 to 84 in October 2012.
A round up of crime for the week of Oct. 19 to Oct. 25
A Chevrolet Sintra crashed onto the patio outside Saxby’s Coffee on the 40th and Locust streets intersection at approximately 11:45 p.m.
Crime decreased by 12 percent this September, with the number of general incidents dropping from 102 in September 2011 to 90 in 2012.
Last Monday, anonymous “hacktivists” who go by the name Team GhostShell leaked student and faculty names, email addresses and PennCard numbers
Penn and Drexel University’s Public Safety divisions will begin a new joint surveillance program to improve crime-fighting capabilities across both campuses.