Crime & Courts

Robber who shot Julie Dombo is facing new charges

In December, James Michael Phillips was sentenced to 31 years for the robbery of a Derby AT&T store and the attempted murder of Julie Dombo. Phillips has now been charged with a number of other robbery-related crimes.
In December, James Michael Phillips was sentenced to 31 years for the robbery of a Derby AT&T store and the attempted murder of Julie Dombo. Phillips has now been charged with a number of other robbery-related crimes. File photo

The convicted robber who has just begun serving a 31-year sentence for the shooting that caused store customer Julie Dombo to lose her limbs has now been charged with a number of other robbery-related crimes.

James Michael Phillips, 27, was sentenced in December for shooting Dombo in a Derby AT&T store on Aug. 11, 2015. Dombo’s injuries resulted in amputations.

Julie Dombo was shot while inside an AT&T retail store in Derby in August of 2015. The trauma from the shooting resulted in the amputation of her hands and feet. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, she testified in the trial of James Michael Phillips, who

On Thursday afternoon, Phillips made his first appearance in Sedgwick County District Court. He faces 19 new charges – five counts of aggravated robbery and 14 counts of kidnapping, according to court records. The new charges involve other robberies that occurred before the Dombo shooting, in January, March, May and July of 2015.

Phillips has been brought from prison to the Sedgwick County Jail. His bond has been set at $500,000, records show. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 9.

James Michael Phillips was found guilty of several counts, including attempted first-degree murder for shooting Julie Dombo. She was shot while Phillips was trying to rob an AT&T store in Derby in August 2015. Phillips, 27, acted as his own attorn

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