*Redwood City Jurors Find ‘Gilligan Robber’ Robert Lomas Guilty Of Voluntary Manslaughter

Published by on April 14, 2009

Jurors in Redwood City this afternoon found a 53-year-old man guilty of voluntary manslaughter for stabbing his wife to death in 2007, and convicted him of seven unrelated robberies that earned him the nickname “Gilligan Robber.”Robert Lomas faces a maximum sentence of 19 years in prison for the May 21, 2007, death of Linda Lomas, whom he had known since they were both 16.Linda Lomas was found lifeless inside the couple’s home on Huntington Avenue in the unincorporated North Fair Oaks area of Redwood City. She had been stabbed multiple times.Lomas’ maximum sentence also includes time for the conviction of seven felony counts of robbery. Lomas committed a string of thefts throughout the Bay Area that prompted the nickname “Gilligan Robber” due to the floppy, fisherman-style hat he wore during the crimes.Deputy District Attorney Ivan Nightengale said during closing arguments that Lomas was angry because he believed his wife was being unfaithful and “refused to let her go.” He also said Lomas was convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence against his wife just weeks earlier.Defense attorney Richard Keyes, however, said the fatal stabbing ensued because Lomas was feeling “sad” and “betrayed.” He asked the jurors for the voluntary manslaughter conviction as opposed to murder.Lomas would have faced 33 years to life in prison had he been convicted of first-degree murder.

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  1. Rebecca Lomas on Wed, 15th Apr 2009 12:33 pm 

    God is good. I thank all those that has supported my father through this tough time and I also thank God for allowing my father to be with his loved ones again thank you jesus. Justice has been served and we are very proud that the jurors seen the good in my father and found him guilty of v. manslaughter god bless their hearts and all those that has stood by the family side. We Love You All.. I can’t forget about momma LOMAS r.i.p WE ALL LOVE AND MISS YOU..

  2. Rebecca Lomas on Wed, 15th Apr 2009 12:42 pm 

    DAD WE LOVE YOU OUT HERE IN WASHINGTON
    REBECCA (youngest daughter) RENEE (oldest daughter)
    DENISE (middle daughter) SCOTT (in law)
    DAKAYSIA (grandkid)
    ASHJANAY (grandkid)
    MAKAYLA (grandkid)
    MARCIELA (grandkid)
    GINA (daughter in law)

  3. TONY FLOWERS on Sun, 3rd May 2009 2:20 am 

    GRANDPA I LOVE U AND MISS YOU! ALWAYS WILL BE MY FAVORITE! YAYAH! MONTANA-A.K.A.TONELOCS




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