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PD: Tempe judge stabs wife ten times at home

Posted at 3:22 PM, Sep 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-25 18:22:17-04

A Tempe City Court Judge has been arrested by Chandler Police for allegedly stabbing his wife ten times.

Chandler Police report that on Friday they arrested Thomas Jeffrey Robinson, 55, at his workplace.

Police say on August 25 they responded to Chandler Regional Medical Center to talk with a female victim who was stabbed. The woman reported to police that an intruder entered her home and stabbed her several times.

Her husband, Judge Robinson, reportedly told police that he returned to his home near Ray Road and Arizona Avenue and found several items that were damaged and his wife stabbed. Both of them told police that they did not want an investigation or prosecution in this case.

Police say on September 21 they got a call from the victim giving them a different story. The victim allegedly told them her husband, Judge Robinson, stabbed her. She relayed to police how they argued over her suspicions of infidelity.

When Robinson left home, she started damaging items in the house. When Robinson returned and saw what she had done, he came into the bedroom and attacked her with a knife. He reportedly stabbed her ten times in the face, arm, chest, and back.

She said she went along with the story of the intruder because she didn't want to see Robinson get into trouble.

Upon his arrest, Robinson allegedly admitted to stabbing his wife several times out of anger. He also reportedly said he disposed of the knife, bedding, and other evidence.

He is being held on a $50,000 bond.

The City of Tempe said Robinson has been placed on paid administrative leave. 

Robinson has worked for the City of Tempe since 1995.