Phillips found guilty of attempted murder in Derby store shooting

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A jury has found James Phillips guilty of attempted murder in the shooting of a woman in Derby last year while attempting to rob an AT&T store.

The jury deliberated for much of the day before coming back with a verdict just before 5 p.m. The convicted James Phillips of nine counts including attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and attempted kidnapping. Julie Dombo was the Derby woman who was at the store that day. After being shot both her hands and feet had to be amputated due to her injuries.

She says it’s a relief for the trial to be over and is glad it ended in multiple guilty verdicts. For right now she is trying to pick up and move on with her life while focusing on her own recovery.

“I will never be back to where I was and I think sometimes when you go through one of these, you go home and your life continues but that man altered my life forever,” says Dombo.

Dombo is still working on the path towards her physical recovery but says this is one step forward she’s glad to be making. Phillips will be back in court in December for sentencing.