Man found guilty in fatal Tucson stabbing from 2017

Man found guilty in fatal Tucson stabbing from 2017
James Murray Reaves III was convicted in fatal stabbing in Tucson in 2017. (Source: Tucson Police Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A man has been convicted in a fatal stabbing that happened in Tucson more than two years ago.

On Thursday, Aug. 29, a jury found James Murray Reaves III guilty of first-degree murder, robbery and aggravated assault. He will be sentenced Thursday, Oct. 3.

Authorities said Reaves attacked Damion Philipps and a woman in the 2800 block of South Shiela Avenue on Jan. 9, 2017.

The 38-year-old Philipps was stabbed multiple times and died at a local hospital. Philipps’ 34-year-old girlfriend suffered only minor injuries.

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