Man given life sentence for trying to kill wife in 2010

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — On Friday, Robert Lafe Todd was sentenced to 135 years to life for trying to kill his estranged wife back in May 2010.

According to investigators, Todd broke into his wife’s home and attempted to kill her and another man in front of their 10-year-old son.

Deputies said Todd permanently damaged his estranged wife’s hand and face, and repeatedly sexually assaulted her in front of their son before deputies arrived.

Todd was on parole at the time after he was released from prison for an earlier domestic violence incident where he reportedly held a knife to his son’s throat.

In January, a jury at the Arapahoe County District Court convicted Todd on 11 counts including multiple counts of sex assault, attempted second-degree murder, kidnapping, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and menacing.