in Elmira, N.Y. , Sept. 9, 2006
Ralph "Bucky" Phillips is escorted into the Chemung County
Courthouse in Elmira N.Y. , Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. Phillips
pleaded guilty to four counts, including attempted murder, in the
June 10 shooting of Trooper Sean Brown near Elmira during a traffic
stop. Phillips was also expected to plead guilty later in the day to
shooting two other troopers, one fatally, in August near his boyhood
home in Chautauqua County in rural southwestern New York.
"Bucky" Phillips looks upward during his court appearance at the
Chautauqua County Courthouse in Mayville, N.Y. , Wednesday, Nov. 29,
2006. Prosecuting attorney is David Foley on the left and defense
attorney Richard Rich is on the right. Phillips pleaded guilty to
aggravated murder in the killing of Joseph Longobardo and the
attempted aggravated murder of Donald Baker Jr. as the troopers staked
out a home while searching for him Aug. 31.
"Bucky" Phillips is escorted into Chemung County Courthouse for
sentencing for shooting New York State Trooper Sean Brown in Elmira,
N.Y. , Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006. Phillips received 40 years to life
for aggravated attempted murder.
York State Trooper Sean Brown sits with family members during the
sentencing of Raplh "Bucky" Phillips in Chemung County Court in
Elmira, N.Y. , Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006. Phiilips shot Brown and was
sentenced to 40 years to life for aggravated attempted murder.
Joseph Longobardo, shown here in an undated photo, was shot in the
leg while staking out the property of a former
girlfriend of Ralph "Bucky" Phillips.
On Sunday, September 3, 2006, Officer Longobardo died
following a prior unsuccessful attempt to save his life by amputating
(AP/New York State Police,