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David Phillips moved to Wartburg prison

July 28th, 2011 10:41 pm by Becky Campbell

A man convicted in a drag racing fatal crash that happened in 2005 is no longer in an East Tennessee jail serving his six-year prison sentence.
David Phillips, 44, was moved this week from the Greene County jail to Morgan County Correctional Complex in Wartburg, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction’s website.
The move came a week after Phillips filed two motions. One requested a furlough so he could attend several doctor’s appointments.
The other requested he be given credit for “dead time,” which is the time he spent out of jail while waiting on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals to issue a ruling on his appeal of his conviction and sentence.
Phillips was convicted of vehicular homicide sentence for his role in the street racing crash that killed Cortney Hensley and seriously injured Courtney Beard.
A hearing date has not been set for his latest requests.
According to the TDOC, the move was made at the request of Washington County officials after a prison bed became available.

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