Charleston, West Virginia (AP) — A man in West Virginia was sentenced to up to 40 years in prison on Wednesday for a deadly shooting by a police officer in response to a parking complaint.
Joshua Phillips learned his fate at the Kanah County Circuit Court when he shot and killed Charleston police officer Kathy Johnson in December 2020.
The jury convicted Phillips last month for his second murder. He was sentenced to another six months for simple possession of controlled substances. Those sentences are provided in succession.
According to police complaints, residents said Charleston’s Phillips parked his sports utility vehicle in his property.
Prosecutors said Johnson was worried about her safety as Phillips pulled the gun, prevented Johnson from reaching the service pistol, and wrestled with her before the ammunition was fired. According to testimony at the trial, Phillips fired six ammunition. 28-year-old Johnson was shot in her neck.
A man sentenced to 40 years in prison for a deadly shooting by West Virginia police officer Kathy Johnson
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