Trial pushed back in Superior homicide case

18-year-old Teah Phillips will have to wait until February to face a jury.

The trial date has been pushed back for one of the suspects charged in connection to the murder of a Superior man in September of 2014. 

18-year-old Teah Phillips was originally scheduled to go to trial on October 28, but will now face a jury on February 23. 

Douglas County District Attorney Dan Blank says the reason for the delay is the prosecution wants to potentially use Phillips as a witness in the trials of co-defendants Dallas Robinson in December, and Kyham Dunn in January. 

Robinson, Dunn and Phillips have all been charged with party to the crime of felony murder for their roles in the attempted robbery and shooting death of 20-year-old Garth Velin on September 30 of last year. 

18-year-old Chance Andrews was sentenced last month to 20 years in prison after admitting to shooting Velin in the chest during the failed robbery attempt. 

Another co-defendant, 20-year-old Kane Robinson, was found guilty in June of being party to the crime of the murder. 

He is expected to be sentenced on November 17.

Raeanna Marnati


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