James Murray Reaves III, 35, was sentenced to natural life in prison October 3 for fatally stabbing a man and injuring his ex-girlfriend during a fight inside a Tucson home in 2017. Read more here

A man was convicted of fatally stabbing a man and injuring his ex-girlfriend during a fight inside a Tucson home in 2017, according to court documents.

A jury found James Murray Reaves III, 35, guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and first-degree burglary in the incident.

On Jan. 9, 2017, Pima County Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a stabbing at a home in the 2800 block of South Shiela Avenue, near South Kinney Road, around 3 a.m.

They found Damion Philipps, 38, suffering from multiple stab wounds inside and a 34-year-old woman, identified as Reaves' ex-girlfriend, according to Daily Star Archives.

Detectives determined Reaves showed up at the home and got into a fight with Philipps, during which Reaves pulled out a knife and stabbed him, according to Daily Star archives.

Philipps would later die at a hospital. The woman was treated for minor injuries.

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After the incident, Reaves fled from the scene. He would later turn himself in two days later.

His sentencing is scheduled for Oct.3.

Contact Star reporter Shaq Davis at 573-4218 or sdavis@tucson.com

On Twitter: @ShaqDavis1

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.