Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Teen’s Murder at New Jersey Gas Station

Tamir Phillips, a 24-year-old man from Bensalem, Pennsylvania, has been handed a 30-year prison term for fatally shooting a teenager at a New Jersey gas station nearly three years ago.

Convicted of first-degree murder and weapons charges in November, Phillips won’t be eligible for parole. His sentencing occurred on Friday in Mount Holly.

The tragic incident unfolded in August 2021 when Phillips, passing by the gas station, noticed 14-year-old Jesse Everett from Willingboro in a car reported stolen the previous day. Prosecutors disclosed that the owner of the stolen vehicle had frequently allowed Phillips to use it.

Upon spotting Everett in the stolen car, Phillips confronted him after pulling in and halting behind the vehicle. He then fired a single shot at Everett, striking him in the head.

Everett succumbed to his injuries several hours later at Cooper University Medical Center in Camden. Thankfully, the two other individuals in the car with Everett emerged unscathed.

Phillips’s conviction followed deliberations by jurors in Mount Holly, spanning approximately eight hours over two days.

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