Relative defends father accused of killing daughter's boyfriend

Drew Karedes

Daniel Robbins is accused of murdering his daughter's boyfriend.

Relative defends father accused of killing daughter's boyfriend

CREATED Aug. 18, 2011

Pahrump, NV (KTNV) - A relative of the father accused of killing his daughter's boyfriend says the "protective dad" is not to blame. He believes that the 21-year-old victim crossed the line by showing up to the family's Pahrump home in the middle of the night.

Nye County Deputies paint a different picture of what happened.

Deputies say Daniel Robbins' rage spiraled out of control, even alleging that he and his wife "threatened" Christopher Mundy numerous times on Facebook prior to the shooting.

Robbins reportedly shot and killed his daughter's boyfriend in Pahrump early Thursday morning when he wouldn't back out of the driveway. According to deputies, Christopher Mundy was only at the family's home on Benson Circle to collect his girlfriend's belongings.

The daughter of Robbins, who has not been identified, had been arrested earlier in the night. Deputies say she was taken into custody after a domestic dispute with one of her siblings.

Per her request, deputies say Mundy was at the home to retrieve her stuff.

A man who only wants to be identified as "a relative" of Robbins is convinced that Mundy was in the wrong.

"You come to my house at 1 o'clock in the morning, I'm going to be very upset. They're nothing but criminals," he said.

Deputies say Robbins first fired at Mundy's vehicle. When Mundy didn't back out, Robbins allegedly pointed the gun at the 21-year-old's head and then fired.

Robbins' relative disputed the context of the allegations released by police and lashed out about "negative media coverage".

"You should be doing a spot on me, my wife, my mother and father, for all the good things we do! But no, when some little thing shows up, that doesn't look right, the way the police department is putting it," said the family member, calling Robbins a "top notch citizen".

A 14-year-old who was the passenger in Mundy's car was also shot and sustained an injury to his elbow. He was initially taken to Desert View Hospital in Pahrump and then transported to UMC.

He is currently listed in stable condition.

"He's a good man, he's a family family. He takes care of his kids, his wife. He was working until he got laid off," pointed out the suspect's relative. "My family has done more work than any other family in the state of Nevada."

The suspect's family says they are going to "stand behind him until the end" and fight out this case in court.

Neighbors on Benson Circle, can't seem to find any way to justify the trouble this father has found himself in.

"We have five kids, and that just makes you sick. That's terrible that it came to that," said neighbor Diane Wilson.

Robbins was booked into the Nye County Sheriff's Office Detention Center, where he is being held without bail. He faces charges of murder with a deadly weapon and battery with a deadly weapon.

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