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Man sentenced in shooting that led to quadruple amputation

Associated Press - December 10, 2016 8:14 pm

The last of five defendants in the death of a Pittsburg State University student has been sentenced.

A man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for a Derby store robbery shooting that left a retired Kansas guidance counselor so seriously injured that doctors had to amputate her hands and feet.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://j.mp/2gne9ni) that 27-year-old James Michael Phillips was sentenced Friday to 31 years for shooting Julie Dombo during a robbery attempt at the AT&T store in August 2015.

He was convicted earlier of nine counts, including attempted first-degree murder.

Dombo, who had gone to the store to have her phone fixed, spoke during the sentencing hearing and told the judge the shooting changed her life. Doctors had to amputate portions of Dombo’s arms and legs to save her life. She spent 114 days in the hospital.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com.