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21-Year-Old Suspect Gives Grinning Mugshot Moments After Being Accused Of Murdering A 58-Year-Old Man

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May 29 2022, Published 4:37 p.m. ET

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A 58-year-old man was shot and killed and now a suspect who is less than half his age faces a murder charge, police said.

Last week, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama announced the arrest of Myles Hope Phillips, 21.

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Around 2:30 a.m. on May 24, deputies responded to a possible shooting at a home in Moody, Alabama, according to the sheriff’s office.

When deputies arrived, they found Ralph E. Phillips, 58, dead from a gunshot wound, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Investigators identified Myles Phillips as the suspect, and he was arrested on a murder charge. He is being held in jail without bond.

Authorities did not release the relationship between the victim and suspect. A motive was not given for the alleged shooting.

In his mugshot, Myles Phillips gave a wide grin moments after being booked into jail on the murder charge.


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