The murder of LaGina Robellard: Husband James gets life plus 40 for fatally shooting wife 8 TIMES

The murder of LaGina Robellard: Husband James gets life plus 40 for fatally shooting wife 8 TIMES
LaGina Robellard (R) was declared dead near the front door of her home after James Matthew Robellard shot her eight times (Somerset County, bradshaw and sons funeral home)

HEBRON, MARYLAND: A Maryland murder convict who murdered his his estranged wife by shooting her eight times more than two years ago at her home, was sentenced to life in prison plus 40 years, according to a press release from the Somerset County and Maryland District Attorney's Office. Hebron resident, James Matthew Robellard, 54, was found guilty in July of first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder for the death of LaGina Lynn Robellard and the wounding of Corey Glover who was with the woman. 

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Robellard was also convicted of firearms charges, according to a press release from the D.A.'s office. It will lead to two 20-year sentences that is going to run consecutively with the life sentence. Judge Daniel Powell issued the sentence. Two days after the horrific incident took place, Maryland State police announced that Glover, 47, was living at the residence at the time of the shooting. “Shortly after 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, [Oct. 17, 2020] troopers from the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack responded to the 5700 block of Cornstack Road in Marion, Maryland for a report of three people being shot,” authorities said.

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LaGina Robellard was declared dead near the front door of her home after getting shot eight times. “LaGina Robellard died as a result of her gunshot wounds just inside the front entrance to the residence,” the Somerset County state’s attorney said in a statement on the deadly shooting. Glover fortunately survived, although he was shot a couple of times - once in the leg and once in the shoulder. Police said that Glover tried to defend himself and returned fire with a shotgun. “Investigation revealed James Robellard had traveled from his home in Hebron that evening, shot his estranged wife eight times, reloaded a separate magazine in his gun and shot multiple times at Corey Glover, striking him twice,” the statement continued. James Robellard was also injured.

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Robellard was apparently shot in the abdomen by Glover, The Sailsbury Daily Times reported. Police said the shooter was found at the scene while he held a pillow over his wound and the murder weapon was also discovered nearby. LaGina Robellard was buried a week after she was killed. The victim’s obituary described her an “avid animal lover” who “enjoyed crafting, sewing, and shopping at thrift stores and yard sales.” 

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“She attended Crisfield High School and obtained her Dental Assistant Certificate from Wor-Wic Community College,” the obit said. “She enjoyed participating in pageants and currently held the title of Ms. Elite Renaissance for the Mrs. Delmarva Pageant Organization. She was a member of the Eastern Shore Jeep Club and the Ocean City Jeep Club.”

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