Man sentenced to 15 years for stabbing Springfield teenager
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing a teenager to death at a southwest Missouri apartment complex.
Jesus Padilla was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Prosecutors said he stabbed Joey Michael Phillips, known to his friends as Joey Michael-Clay, in the throat during a scuffle at a Nixa apartment complex.
The victim was scheduled to start sophomore year at Nixa High School when he died