LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Devon Phillips, the last of four men to be sentenced in the killing of a 16-year-old more than 10 years ago, will have to wait another week to hear his fate.
Phillips, 31, was due to be sentenced Tuesday but the judge delayed the sentencing until Oct. 5, at 11 a.m.
He was one of four men charged with robbing and killing 16-year-old Aric Brill at a house party in 2009. The men took Brill’s cellphone and $20.
The case went cold for seven years before any arrests were made, but now the family says they hope to get a degree of closure with Phillips sentencing.
Brill and his friends were outside of a party near Charleston Boulevard and Sloan Lane in the northeast valley. Police said armed gang members Arthur Moore, Devonte Wash, Devon Phillips, and Nadin Hiko approached the group to rob them. Brill was shot in the head as he tried to run away and another victim was shot four times but survived.
After accepting a plea deal, Hiko was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison, Moore was sentenced to 16 to 40 years in prison, and Wash was sentenced to 2 to 5 years for his role in the killing.
Court records show Phillips entered a plea agreement last month and pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter with the use of a deadly weapon. He is currently in the Clark County Detention Center.
He initially faced felony charges, including assault, robbery, and voluntary manslaughter.