EUGENE, Ore. — A local murder case finally came to a close. Robert Baimbridge was sentenced in Lane County Circuit Court Wednesday.
Baimbridge, 42, sat quietly in the courtroom as the judge handed him a life sentence for murder from last October. He admitted to killing 51-year-old Moji Tholl in his home on River Road, then setting the house on fire in an attempt to cover up the crime. Tholl was the boyfriend of Baimbrdige’s ex-wife.
Tholl’s family was at the sentencing and expressed sadness and anger for what happened. Baimbridge was quiet throughout the proceeding, but did apologize for what he had done.
“It’s a devastating incident for Mr. Tholl’s family and Mr. Baimbridge’s family, so it didn’t seem appropriate to add more comment. It was a horrific event,” said defense attorney Elizabeth Baker.
Baimbridge will also pay more than $118,000 in restitution.
KEZI 9 News did try to reach Baimbridge’s family, but they did not want to comment on the matter. Some of Baimbridge’s neighbors say the family was quiet and this was likely a very difficult time for them as well, stating that while Baimbridge will be alive in prison, it is still in some ways a loss too.