Grand jurors indict Jefferson City man in stabbing death

2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago March 30, 2017 Mar 30, 2017 Thursday, March 30 2017 Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:45:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A grand jury in Missouri's Cole County has indicted a Jefferson City man in connection with a February stabbing death.

The Jefferson City News Tribune (http://bit.ly/2nOXY9n ) reports that the indictment charged 52-year-old Michael Phillips with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Police said officers responding to an apartment complex found 46-year-old Michael Taylor bleeding from stab wounds. He later died at a hospital.

Investigators said Phillips and Taylor had been visiting acquaintances when a dispute between the two men escalated.

Phillips' public defender, Erin Kirsch, declined to comment Thursday.

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