Huntsville Police Charge Man in Connection with Thornmor Dr Murder

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Robin Wayne Penton (Photo: Huntsville PD)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators with the Huntsville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit have arrested Robin Wayne Penton, 53, of Huntsville, in connection with the death of Colleen Nanette Penton, of Huntsville.

Police rushed to 2400 block of Thornmor Drive SW just after 9 a.m. Monday to conduct a welfare check resulting from a threat of a murder/suicide. Colleen Penton was found dead after a standoff at a home in the English Village community.

Robin Penton was taken to the hospital following the standoff. He is charged with Murder-Domestic Violence and is being held in the Madison County Metro Jail on a $500,000 bond.


  • Amanda

    How can somebody kill another person and animals and be able to have a bond. Why would they take chance of him getting out and hurting others??? My kids go to school with the kids and we live in the subdivision and I sure wouldn’t feel safe with him roaming streets. I hope he stays behind bars. Praying for the family and prayers for the children.

  • DewitePreston

    Even though I don’t think this was the normal
    Robby, The one I met multiple times over the
    Years. He still went crazy and I wonder if he is
    Mentally stable enough to be released.

    I know people are innocent until proven guilty.
    But, from everything I have seen and heard this
    Is an open and shut case. I don’t think there is
    any doubt he did it by most people.

    I don’t hate him. But maybe a place
    with mental doctors probably a better
    Option than being out on bond.

  • Karinttt

    When the evidence gathered is overwhelming, I don’t see why he isn’t denied bond and held until his trial. Makes no sense. And, no matter how the “normal” Robby was, this man (is accused) of killing his wife and the animals in that house. And, the evidence is pretty clear cut. So, I agree with DewifePreston, that he shouldn’t get out on bond. I have no sympathy for him whatsoever. Just a good thing the children were spared. He might have killed them too, if he had had the chance. There’s nothing telling me that he wouldn’t have since he killed all the innocents in that house he could find for his warped reasoning. Probably wasn’t getting “his” way about something. Sickening.

  • Howdyduty

    Wonder why the children were not part of the household, there has to be a good reason. I am happy they were spared but feel so badly for they have lost their mother. This unstable person has dramatically changed the course of their life.

  • C.J/saeid

    i know him for over 10 years , they were always happy together. i still cant believe this. i am speechless,

    • Sue

      I do not know them however I have seen a lot of “happy” couples- supposedly. Maybe he was the happy one and she just tolerated a terrible situation. Any man that would do this is a monster. So mean that he kills innocent little pets too! Glad no kids were there. Fry him!!! He even stomped her head after he shot her! Poor woman with no one there to help her! MONSTER!!!

  • jamison jones

    prescription pills, people!..They zombie you out! They make you stone cold! invisible to hurt.. prescription pills!. He must have been or they might have been endulging themselveson pills! I know alot of coupple who struggle with this s***t!

    • Sue

      So she is killed by this inhuman and you try to drag her name down by saying she did pills with him. He is an abuser. She was a victim!!!!

  • ex-in-law

    I have known the man since he was in High School. His wife was not the first person he ever shot. And this is not the first time he has ever been in Jail. He has always been a loose cannon. He has always been violent and is a very good actor. While I pray for his wife’s kids and family I also pray for his son who he treated like crap. I do not pray for him. I hope he gets to spend the rest of his life in a small cell and no heat or air.

  • confused

    I’ve known Robby for a few yrs and he has always been a very sweet person. I’ve never seen anything out of him that would make me believe he would ever do anything like this. There has to be more to this then is being told. Praying for all involved.

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