WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man convicted in a cell phone store robbery shooting that left a retired Kansas guidance counselor so seriously injured that doctors had to amputate her hands and feet is scheduled for sentencing on Friday.
On October 24, James Michael Phillips, 27, was found guilty of nine counts, including attempted first-degree murder.
Prosecutors said he shot Julie Dombo while trying to rob an AT&T store in Derby in August 2015.
Phillips also was found guilty of attempted second-degree murder for shooting at a Derby police officer. The 27-year-old Phillips acted as his own attorney during the trial.
Dombo says Phillips put her “in prison for life.” She says he’s “got to be in prison for life to make it even.”