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Manslaughter Conviction Leads to 15 Years Behind Bars

49-year-old, Vincent Tillett, a.k.a. “Steeno’, a father of nine who was charged with murder but was convicted of manslaughter, was sentenced to 15 years today by Justice Adolph Lucas. Justice Lucas stipulated that Tillett’s remanded time of three years is to be subtracted from his sentence, so he will serve 12 years. Tillett’s conviction was for the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old, Darwin Phillips, a.k.a. “Darmu”, which occurred on February 13, 2011, at the house of Tillett. Before he decided on the sentence Justice Lucas heard pleas for mitigation from Tillett’s daughter, Naera Polanco,28 and two of his friends, businessman Alvin Hyde Jr. and Pastor Melvin Davis of the Church of Christ. All three of them spoke well of Tillett. They said that he is a quiet person, that he is hard working and that he is not a person quick to anger. Tillett’s attorney, Arthur Saldivar, also spoke on his behalf. Crown Kayshia Grant represented the prosecution.

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