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Judge denies request for sentence change in manslaughter case

Joshua Phillips was convicted of manslaughter back in September. Joshua Phillips was convicted of manslaughter back in September.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Marshall County man will spend the next 20 years in prison after a judge denied his request to change his sentence.

Joshua Phillips was convicted of manslaughter back in September.

He was sentenced to 20 years, but his attorneys thought that was excessive and asked for him to reconsider.

Monday afternoon, the judge tossed out the motion, allowing the 20-year sentence to stand.

Prosecutors said Phillips ran over his wife's ex-husband, Jerry Sanford, in 2010.

Phillips said the death was an accident.

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