Phillips Found Guilty Of Lesser Charges In Jefferson Co.
The trial of William David Phillips is over. The jury reached a verdict Saturday afternoon, finding Phillips guilty on all counts. Phillips had been originally charged with three counts of first degree murder in the deaths of pregnant mother Sierra Cahoon and her 2 year old son Nolan…plus two additional counts of attempted first degree murder. Phillips ran over Sierra and Nolan Cahoon with his car in Jefferson City in June of 2019…he was driving nearly 90 miles an hour. The charges were reduced during the trial and the jury found Phillips guilty of three counts of reckless homicide, one reckless endangerment charge and one felony reckless endangerment charge.
Reckless homicide is a class D felony in the state punishable by a maximum of 12 years in prison. Phillips had faced life in prison under the murder charges. He will be sentenced on September 19th.