THE WHEELS OF JUSTICE SET A NEW SPEED RECORD WHEN
A MURDER SUSPECT PLEADED GUILITY JUST TWO WEEKS AFTER
A FATAL STABBING IN THE S-T-A BUS PLAZA.
OUR JEFF HUMPHREY IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT WITH
A LOOK AT WHY PHILLIPS WASTED LITTLE TIME ENTERING
HIS GUILTY PLEA.
JEFF THIS RAPID FIRE RESOLUTION SHOCKED OTHER ATTORNEYS
AND DEFENDANTS IN THE COURTROOM?
HOWEVER PHILLIPS SAYS HE DIDN'T WANT TO WASTE ANY
MORE OF THE COURT'S TIME AND STILL THINKS THE MURDER
HE COMMITTED WAS JUSTIFIED.
TODAY, HE EXPLAINED WHY IN A JAILHOUSE INTERVIEW.
42;27 i was caught on camera following him, it was
premeditated, they know it and i know it and there's
really now way around that 42;33
DONALD PHILLIPS IS PRAGMATIC TO A FAULT.
WHEN HE DECIDED TO KILL SEAN OIE INSIDE THE S-T-A
BUS PLAZA PHILLIPS SHIED AWAY FROM USING A GUN FOR
45;59 i just didn't walk up to that man in the s-t-a
plaza and brutally murder that man for no reason.
i was originally going to shoot.
but i did not want to hurt anybody else in the area
with a gun and projectiles so i chose to stab him
PHILLIPS SAYS HE STABBED
OIE BECAUSE THE VICTIM DELIBERATELY
GAVE A TEENAGER TOO MUCH HEROIN SO HE COULD SEXUALLY
43;42 he raped and overdosed a girl on heroin that
was very close to my family and she was 17 years old
and he got away with it 43;50
AND WHILE PHILLIPS MAKES NO BONES ABOUT CARRYING OUT
HIS FORM OF STREET JUSTICE HE WORRIES ABOUT SEAN OIE'S
43;04 my whole thing is i want to let the family know,
the victim's family know how remorseful i am for them.
i don't want them to feel one ounce of pain and if
i could take it back i would 43;14
PHILLIPS SAYS IN THE VIDEO YOU CAN SEE HIM PURSUING
OIE INSIDE THE BUS STATION, BUT BACKED AWAY WHEN HE
REALIZED HIS KNIFE HAD FOUND ITS MARK.
55;13 i stabbed him one time, i was true where i stabbed
him and after a saw that i had taken care of the business
i was there to do then i was done and i walked away
SO TODAY PHILLIPS WAS SENTENCED TO 28 YEARS IN PRISON.
HE EXPECTS TO BE RELEASED WHEN HE'S 70 YEAR OLD.
SO JEFF PHILLIP'S GUILTY PLEA WAS PART OF THE PLEA
THIS COULD HAVE BEEN PHILLIP'S THIRD STRIKE IF PROSECUTORS
HAD BROUGHT IN SOME PREVIOUS VIOLENT OFFENSES FROM
AND IF THE STATE HAD DONE THAT PHILLIPS WOULD HAVE
FACED LIFE IN PRISON SO HE'S HOPING HE'LL STILL BE
ALIVE WHEN HE'S RELEASED.