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‘Charlie Brown’ TV voice actor gets nearly 5 years in prison for making criminal threat.

SAN DIEGO – A former child actor who was the voice of Charlie Brown in beloved “Peanuts” TV specials was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Monday for making criminal threats.

When he entered his guilty pleas last month in San Diego Superior Court, he admitted sending threatening letters to a manager at a mobile home park in Oceanside where he had been living, saying he would harm the manager and his wife. The sentencing comes following a last ditch effort by his attorney to withdraw Robbins’ guilty plea on his client’s behalf, however the request was denied. William Chidsey Jr., a retired Los Angeles Superior Court judge who was brought in to handle the case after San Diego judges recused themselves, sentenced the former actor to four years and eight months in prison. On Monday, Renee Brophy, who manages the Laguna Vista mobile park home with her husband Patrick, spoke during court on behalf of her family and residents. She said that Robbins, who she described as a ‘broken person’, sent ‘rude, crude and graphic messages and drawings’ to her husband, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

She called Robbins a “broken person” and expressed some empathy for whatever hardships Robbins had gone through in his life to make him behave as he had. The child actor was arrested in January 2013 for stalking his former partner Shawna Kern, allegedly calling her as many as 37 times in 24 hours, telling her he would kill her and her son.

Robbins, who famously gave voice to Charlie Brown’s screams of frustration in the 1960s television show, also stalked his former girlfriend’s plastic surgeon, Lori Saltz, blaming the breast enlargement she performed on his ex for their breakup. Robbins, who voiced Charlie Brown as a child actor, from 1965-1971, said at a previous hearing that he has bipolar disorder and also suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

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