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East Texas Man Faces Murder Charge In Death Of Grandson

 

 

Randell Jay Phillips  Upshur County Jail
Randell Jay Phillips
Upshur County Jail

An Upshur County man  has been indicted in connection with a crash that claimed the life of his 2 year old grandson.  42 year old Randell Jay Phillips of Big Sandy  has been charged with felony murder and is being held in the Upshur County jail on $100,000 bond. Phillips was allegedly drunk when he ran off the road and crashed into a tree.  His grandson, who was not in a child seat  or restrained was killed in the crash. Phillips had two prior DWI arrests, which is why the murder charge was filed.