SNOW HILL (AP) — An Eastern Shore man has been sentenced to life without parole for killing a man he said owed him money for a window replacement job.

Charles Robert Phillips, of Pittsville, admitted breaking into the home of William Nibblett in March 2008 and beating and stabbing him after stealing about $400. Phillips had done a window replacement job at Nibblett’s home and believed he was owed about $300.

Phillips, 34, had already been sentenced to life in prison but could ultimately have been found eligible for parole.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that Phillips appealed his case on a technicality and was sentenced Friday to life without parole.

Prosecutors presented evidence at his new sentencing hearing that Phillips had violated jail rules and been involved in fights.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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