Lawrence Phillips, Ex-NFL RB, Charged with Murdering Prison Cellmate

September 2, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Former NFL first-round pick Lawrence Phillips, who is already serving a 31-year prison term, was charged with murder in the first degree Wednesday in the death of his cellmate.
According to the Associated Press, the former University of Nebraska standout is accused of killing Kern Valley State Prison cellmate Damion Soward in April by strangulation.
The 40-year-old Phillips is due in court Sept. 15, per Adam Herbets of BakersfieldNow.com. While he will not face the death penalty, according to Josh Peter of USA Today, prosecutor Andi Bridges expects a lengthy sentence if Phillips is found guilty, per Herbets.
"If we are successful with the conviction as charged, he is facing a term of 25 to life, plus 15 years," Bridges said.
Phillips' current prison term relates to multiple assaults of his ex-girlfriend, as well as an incident in which he drove his vehicle into a group of teens in 2005.
Phillips spent three seasons in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams, Miami...

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