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Published: Wednesday, 6/11/2014

Man gets life in prison for death in failed robbery


A 20-year-old Holland man who fatally shot a man and injured another in a failed robbery attempt last year was sentenced today to life in prison.

Antonio Taylor, Jr., of 9641 Oak Shadow Ct., pleaded guilty August 30 to murder, felonious assault, and aggravated burglary, each with firearms specifications, in the April 29, 2013, shooting of Nathanial Phillips, 20, of Toledo and the injury of Michael Kohlhofer, 20, of Holland in a West Toledo apartment. Phillips died in the shooting incident.

Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Gene Zmuda sentenced Taylor, who will be eligible for parole after serving 35 years in prison.

Last April, Taylor and Levi Jackson, 18, of 352 Oak View Ct., Holland, invaded an apartment on Twin Oaks Drive in search of money and drugs at the direction of Cody Ramsey, 17, of Holland. Taylor said he shot Mr. Phillips and Mr. Kohlhofer during the attempted robbery.

— Madeline Conway

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