Ex- CFL All Star Lawrence Phillips to be charged with murder

Felony Assaults, sexual assaults, domestic abuse, grand theft auto, criminal threats, false imprisonment and now murder.
this guy just never learns…

[u]Lawrence Phillips to be prosecuted for death of cellmate[/u]

[b]Lawrence Phillips, the former star running back, will be prosecuted for the death of his cellmate, a legal secretary with the Kern County (Calif.) District Attorney’s office told USA TODAY Sports Friday.

Criminal charges against Phillips in the death of Damion Soward – found dead in April inside the cell he shared with Phillips in Kern Valley State Prison – will be filed with the court next week, said Pam Marshall, legal secretary with the district attorney’s office. Marshall said she will be filing the criminal complaint and related paperwork.

Phillips, 40, who starred for the University of Nebraska in the 1990s before playing in the NFL, has not been available for comment. He is serving 31 years for driving his car into three teenagers and assaulting an ex-girlfriend.

Prison officials identified Phillips as the suspected killer when Soward’s body was found, triggering an investigation into the death. Marshall said the investigation is complete.[/b]

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Not like he was going to get out. Maybe its a ploy so he does not have to share a cell.

well he would have been eligible to be released after 26 years (57 years old) but if this charge sticks he is a certain lifer.

57 with no education and no abilty to work.. It was already a life sentence.

This may add a year or two to sentence if that. I’ve studied this case a lot. Very complicated.

How everthere is over crowding in most jails. This just lowers the pen population a bit. Maybe reduced sentence a bit???

[u]Lawrence Phillips could face death penalty[/u]

[b]Lawrence Phillips might face the death penalty in the alleged killing of his former cellmate at a California prison.

The judge in the first-degree murder case on Monday granted a motion that allows the Kern County (Calif.) District Attorney to reconsider whether to seek the death penalty against Phillips, the former football star.

The DA’s office sought a maximum of life in prison without parole when it filed charges in August. But prosecuting attorney Andi Bridges said new evidence was discovered during the ongoing investigation.

“We felt that the evidence supported a filing of a ‘lying in wait’ special circumstance,’’ Bridges told USA TODAY Sports, referring to conditions that would allow for the death penalty.

The DA’s office said evidence from previous criminal matters suggested Phillips waited until his then-cellmate Damion Soward fell asleep before initiating an attack that resulted in Soward’s death in April, according to Whitten.

Phillips, 40, is serving 31 years for driving his car into three teenagers and assaulting an ex-girlfriend.[/b]

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