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Man sentenced to 20 years for killing wife's ex-husband

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Joshua Andrew Phillips was sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing his ex-wife's husband. Joshua Andrew Phillips was sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing his ex-wife's husband.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Marshall County man received 20 years in jail for killing his wife's ex-husband.

A judge handed down the sentence for Joshua Phillips Monday afternoon.

"I am very happy; happy for the sentencing.  Still, it won't bring my son back, but you know he's going to get punished.  He needed punishing.  He needed the punishment," Kate Pate, Sanford's mother said.

Phillips was convicted earlier in September for manslaughter and said nothing as he was handed his sentence.

A jury found him guilty of killing his wife's ex-husband, Jerry Sanford, 45, in 2010.

Phillips ran over Sanford with his truck outside a mobile home off Nixon Chapel Road in October of 2010.

Prosecutors claimed it was on purpose.

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