A former Burbank postal worker and reserve police officer
convicted in the shooting death of his nephew was sentenced to 10
years in prison.
Phillip Norman Perry, 56, was sentenced Thursday in Pasadena
He was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in October for shooting
his 34-year-old nephew Phillip Andrew Perry six times inside his
Burbank home in the 2200 block of North Keystone Street. The shooting
was in September 2001.
Prosecutors had argued that the elder Perry was bitter about not
receiving gratitude or respect for helping his down-and-out nephew.
The two argued the day before the killing, when the younger Perry
came to his uncle’s after being evicted from a North Hollywood home.
The younger Perry left for several hours and when he returned, his
uncle shot him, police said.
The elder Perry’s attorney argued that his client was only
defending himself from a man prone to violent moods brought on by a