Johnson City

Man convicted of deadly street race released from prison

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - A man convicted for his role in a deadly street race has been released from prison.

46-year-old David Phillips had been serving his sentence at the Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City. According to the Tennessee Department of Corrections, he was released last Monday.

Phillips and Bradley Mullins were convicted in 2007 of vehicular homicide, reckless aggravated assault and felony reckless endangerment after they took part in a street race on North Roan Street in Johnson City that resulted in the death of Cortney Hensley and severely burned Courtney Beard. Both girls were 17 years old.

Mullins served about two and a half years of his five-year sentence for his part in the crash, and was given early release in May 2010.

Phillips was sentenced to serve six-years in prison.

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