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    PA - Tahirah Phillips, 4, fatally shot, Philadelphia, 16 April 2016

    Father 'recklessly' waving gun killed daughter, 4


    Maurice Phillips, 30, has been charged with third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and reckless endangerment and related counts in Saturday afternoon's death of Tahirah Phillips.

    http://6abc.com/news/father-charged-...ter-4/1294831/
    Last edited by barcode; 04-18-2016 at 05:11 PM.

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    A Philadelphia father was "carelessly and recklessly" waving a gun around a small bedroom with seven children present when it went off, killing his 4-year-old daughter, authorities said Monday.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-f...ed-daughter-4/

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    Quote Originally Posted by barcode View Post
    Father 'recklessly' waving gun killed daughter, 4


    Maurice Phillips, 30, has been charged with third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and reckless endangerment and related counts in Saturday afternoon's death of Tahirah Phillips.

    http://6abc.com/news/father-charged-...ter-4/1294831/
    Real piece of work hitting another child in an attempt to frame that child:
    After the shooting, police say Phillips got off the bed and hit one of the children, a five-year-old, in the face with a closed fist and wiped blood from his hand onto her shirt, in an apparent effort to make it look as if the child was responsible.

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    Father recklessly waving gun kills daughter

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/n...418-story.html

    And then he tries to pin it on his 5-yr old daughter. My choice for father of the year.
    I understood every word you said. It was the order that you said them that has me confused.

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    I second your motion to nominate him FotY / sarc.

    Per police, "....the girl and her six siblings — who range in age from seven months to 13 — were in the bedroom of the Kensington home
    when Phillips came into the room, took his gun from its holster and started "carelessly and recklessly waving and pointing the gun around in the room
    ."

    "Five of the seven children, including the victim and the daughter originally blamed, are Phillips' biological children, Clark [Capt. of P.P.D.] said."

    RIP little girl. Thoughts & prayers for family & friends.

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    Thanks for posting this BW. I read this story earlier and was infuriated. What a POS to blame his daughter for his carelessness and being so reckless, waving a gun around kids......and then he runs away. What an a$$.

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    Sounds to me like the father was playing Russian roulette with his children's lives. The Idea he would try to frame another one of his children says a lot for this creep! JMO

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    He'll be charged with murder, won't he?

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    Pre-Trial Confinement Without Bail :: Next Court Date Scheduled for Wed., May 4th

    Pre-Trial Confinement Without Bail :: Next Court Date Scheduled for Wednesday, May 4th

    Maurice Stephon Phillips :: 3rd Degree Murder*+ :: Philadelphia :: 16 Apr 2016

    Kensington Section of the City of Philadelphia is in South-Eastern, PA.

    Day Four

    Defendant:

    Maurice Stephon Phillips :: Black / Male / 30 Years Old

    Deceased Daughter:

    Tahirah Phillips :: Black / Female / Only 4 Years Old

    Cause of Death :: Gun Shot Wound to Head

    Manner of Death :: Homicide

    *18 PA Consolidated Statute § 2502 C :: (F1) Felony of the 1st Degree

    Pretrial Confinement Without Bail

    Philadelphia Municipal Court Docket SheetS:

    MC-51-CR-0011075-2016 thru MC-51-CR-0011081-2016
    Including:
    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0011075-2016

    Philadelphia Municipal Court Docket Sheet Summary:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0011075-2016

    Archives:

    http://6abc.com/news/father-charged-...ter-4/1294831/
    &
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-f...ed-daughter-4/


    Our Support To All Involved.
    Last edited by Richrd; 04-19-2016 at 06:16 PM.

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    Sickening to say the least. Wonky eyes and all.
    ~ shine on you crAzy diamond ~ Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here


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    I do not understand 3rd degree murder................is that like manslaughter?
    I hope there are more charges coming.
    Honestly I do not want someone like that walking the streets again. JMOO
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    I wonder if he was threatening the children to behave with the gun,why would you wave a gun around a room with 7 kids?This was not playing.These children must be terrified of him.

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    Some PA Definitions of MurderS, Voluntary Manslaughter, & InVoluntary Manslaughter

    Quote Originally Posted by passionflower View Post
    I do not understand 3rd degree murder................is that like manslaughter?
    I hope there are more charges coming.
    Honestly I do not want someone like that walking the streets again. JMOO
    PA Murder DegreeS :: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

    http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI...5.002.000..HTM

    PA Voluntary Manslaughter:

    http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI...5.003.000..HTM

    PA IN-Voluntary Manslaughter:

    http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI...5.004.000..HTM

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    Quote Originally Posted by passionflower View Post
    I do not understand 3rd degree murder................is that like manslaughter?
    I hope there are more charges coming.
    Honestly I do not want someone like that walking the streets again. JMOO
    M3 is a felony charge that's only done in a few states, but it is distinct from Manslaughter. This article broadly covers the differences in PA:
    http://www.pennlive.com/living/index...ghter_the.html
    And this explains it some more:
    In Pennsylvania, third degree murder is defined as any murder not covered by the limits of first and second degree crimes. This category often serves as a catch-all for murder crimes that do not adhere specifically to the guidelines for higher crimes, but do contain elements of malice or recklessness. In most regions that feature third degree laws, the definition includes either crimes that were intended to cause harm but not death, or crimes where willful recklessness resulted in death.
    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-third-degree-murder.htm

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    I cannot even imagine the nightmares these children will have from seeing everything that happened.................child abuse should be added 7 counts!
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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