Man accused of murdering ex-girlfriend found dead in jail cell
Michael David Robles, accused in the strangulation of 34-year-old Kathleen Cary Scharbarth of Carlsbad, was found hanged Saturday from a bedsheet in his single-occupancy cell at the San Diego County Jail in Vista, officials said.
Robles was accused of killing Scharbarth on Nov. 23, just minutes after she returned to her home with a new boyfriend. Her teenage daughter was asleep at the home, officials said.
Scharbarth's body was found buried in a remote canyon. Prosecutors say that after burying Scharbarth, Robles went to a friend's home for Thanksgiving dinner.
In the days before her death, Scharbarth had filed a domestic violence report against Robles and received a restraining order meant to protect her from him.
--Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: Michael David Robles. Credit: Fox-5 San Diego