22 Years In Prison For W Salem Man Shot In Standoff

Keith Marchbanks hopes that his family will forgive him someday...for apparently trying to kill them a year ago.

Marchbanks is headed to prison for 22 years, and may not get to contact his ex-wife and children again, sating his "final goodbye" to them in court.

The West Salem man set his wife's house on fire last March, and was shot as he threatened a policeman with a butcher knife. Judge Elliott Levine challenges the claim of Marchbanks's brother that Keith never got angry until the night of the fire.

One of Marchbanks's daughters wanted him locked up for a long time, so she could raise a family without fear of him getting out of prison.

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