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Man sentenced to life in prison for 2017 stabbing murder

James Murray Reaves was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for killing 38-year-old Damion Philipps southwest of town.
Posted at 1:47 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 16:50:54-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A Pima County judge sentenced a Tucson man to life in prison for a 2017 stabbing murder.

James Murray Reaves was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for first-degree murder in the killing 38-year-old Damion Philipps southwest of town.

Reaves also wounded a woman in the attack.

In addition to his life sentence, Murray was sentenced to 10.5 years for first degree burglary and 7.5 years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. The burglary and assault charges will run concurrently, but consecutively to the life sentence.