Prosecutors announced a guilty plea and sentencing in a murder from last year:
"For robbing and stabbing a man to death in a Brooklyn alley last spring, Eric Phillips pled
guilty today to first-degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced
to life in prison with all but 50 years suspended.
Around midnight on April 11, 2011, Phillips attacked the victim, Antonio Miranda, with
a brick while attempting to rob him in the 3800 block of South Hanover Street. He then
drew two knives and stabbed Miranda repeatedly, killing him. The autopsy revealed that
the victim suffered 12 stab wounds to the head, chest, and lungs, 70 cut wounds to his
arms and hands, and blunt force to trauma to the face.
The two knives and a brick fragment were recovered in the alley. DNA analysis detected
the presence of blood from both the victim and defendant on the knives. One witness
stated that the defendant confessed to her that he struck the victim in the head, stabbed
him, and stole his wallet. Others reported seeing the defendant running from the scene
covered with blood.
Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams also sentenced Phillips, 23, to a
concurrent 20 years in prison for the charge of robbery with a deadly weapon and five
years of supervised probation.
Assistant State's Attorney Bethany Durand prosecuted the case."
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