The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office:
Defendant Robert Henry Brockway III, age 35, formerly of the Albion area, was sentenced Thursday in the Mendocino County Superior Court in Ukiah to state prison for 21 years to life.
The defendant was convicted by guilty pleas entered on August 3rd of murder in the second degree and residential burglary while someone was home.
The defendant had earlier claimed that he was not guilty by reason of insanity of the charges, but withdrew his NGI plea and entered guilty pleas in August while a jury was being picked to hear the evidence in the October 2020 case.
The law enforcement agencies that developed the evidence supporting the guilty pleas were the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, the California Department of Justice DNA crime laboratory in Redding, and the District Attorney’s own Bureau of Investigations.
The attorney responsible for bringing this defendant to trial and marshaling the evidence against him was District Attorney David Eyster.
Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Keith Faulder has presided over all the court proceedings and was the sentencing judge on Thursday.