Squawk! A Huntsville Man Killed His Wife And Parrot For Talking Too Much
Here is your daily does of macabre and weird, all in one go. Robin Penton, a Huntsville resident, was arrested in March under the accusation that he has murdered his wife, their family dogs and a pet parrot. After the interrogation, the new details of the crime have begin to pour in. And they are truly terrible, with one particularly bizarre element.
The homicide investigator revealed some shocking details regarding this brutal murder during Wednesday hearing. It was Penton’s brother who called the police after getting a distressful call from Robin himself, who told him what he had done.
Upon arriving on the scene of the crime, Pentons’ home in English Village, police noticed two motorcycles that were smashed with a hammer and a trail of blood that led to bathroom, where they found Penton’s wife Colleen’s body, half naked and covered in blood. Next to her they found a statuette that Penton later said he took from his mother’s grave and laid next to her.
The killer has himself attempted a suicide, by mixing hydrocodone with a bottle of rum. The police and medial staff arrived just in time to feel his fading pulse and save him. He shot Colleen three times on the head. During the interrogation he claimed that his wife did not deserve this, but that “she wanted it”.
Penton has left a suicide not in which he mentioned his general distress with his boss who has previously fired him, his wife and even their pets. Family friends and neighbors have said that he had never complained about neither of those and that they did not know he felt that way about any of them.
During the hearing, Penton, showing no remorse but bursting into occasional tears, said that he lost control after his wife texted one of her friends with a message “He’s only been home for a few minutes and he’s already talking crap.” He unleashed his aggression upon her and even their three dogs (for which he said Colleen didn’t train them properly) and even a parrot, who he claimed talked too much, just like Colleen.
He took it out on his former boss by smashing the motorcycles, because the said boss is a member of the board of the bank who gave him the loan which he used to buy the motorcycles.
Meanwhile, it has been discovered that Penton has made a fair share of “mistakes from his past”. In the early 80s, he was charged with indecent exposure and assault and even served time in jail for sodomy and rape!
Penton’s crime has been taken over by the grand jury, and the judge has already denied a request for a lower band.