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that garb and Mrs. oven. Killer-Rapist To Serve Life Term in Prison Multiple Sentences To Preclude Parole For Garland Phillips FAYETTE-- Circuit Judge Sam E. Semple ordered a life sentence for Garland Smith Phillips on j Phillips' plea of guilrv to the I charge of first degree' murder, Couri Tuesday in Fayette. la related c h a r g e s Tuesday, Judge Semple sentenced Phillips to 40 years for robbery and 10 years for burglary. Ee returned to Fayette Thursday and when Phillips again was brought before him, he sentenced the defendant on an additional 40 on a charge of rape. Phillips, a few weeks ago entered a plea guilty to rape, pleaded not guilty when he faced Judge Semple Tuesday, then returned to the court-j room Thursday to change the back to guilty. No Possibility of Parole An attorney in the case stated Thursday that the sentences rule 1 out ihe possibility of parole. in his opinion, the defendant can be expected to spend the rest his life in prison. in the a Phillips. 48-year-old n a t Cass County, shot and killed Wil- mer Donald Perkins, 2S. at the ' Perkins farm home, north of t Franklin, on Aug. 23. according degree murder. | inches during Ee also was charged with the criminal assault on young Perkins' mother. At first he denied that accusation, then entered a plea of guilty to the charge on Oct. 19. changed back to not guilty he was in court Tuesday, and finally changed again to a guilty plea Thursday. Judge Sernpie ? s action was taken after study of a pre-senteace examination made by the state board of probation and parole after the Judge had requested an examination when the defendant was in Circuit Court Oct. The wording of the sentence specifies that the defendant's punishment is fixed "at confinement custody of the department of corrections for the remainder of natural lifr." Phillips, at the t i m e of crimes in Howard County, was parole from a sentence of life imprisonment on a 1934 conviction murder in Cass County. He 22 years of that sentence and paroled in 1956, going to work as a farm-hand in Callaway County.

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 07 Nov 1959, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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