Burbank man sentenced for killing relative

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


Superior Court.

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

drug habit.

Ryan Carter