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Phelps guilty of murder


By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer

Compelling eyewitness testimony proved to be strong evidence in the murder trial of Lloyd Phelps, which came to a close Tuesday evening, July 23, with a guilty verdict handed down in less than one hour.

Phelps was given a life sentence in prison, with no possibility of parole, just moments after the verdict was rendered.

PHOTO: Lloyd Phelps, right, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday evening for the January 2006 murder of Patricia “Niece” Knight. Details of her family’s reaction to the verdict as well as a closer look at the six-year investigation will be featured in next Wednesday’s Taco Times.

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