Jury finds Templeton man guilty of murder
January 10, 2015
A San Luis Obispo jury found a Templeton man guilty Friday afternoon of second degree murder.
Phillip Thomas Hanes, 58, faces a sentence of 16 years to life in state prison. Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Duffy set Hanes’ sentencing for Feb. 9.
On June 4, Tina Marie Beddow, 32, suffered single stab wound to the chest. The stabbing occurred at the home Beddow shared with Hanes and his 5-year-old grandson.
Hanes said in his testimony that Beddow was in a drug induced psychosis, had been hallucinating and came at him with a knife. During their struggle for the knife, Beddow was stabbed in the chest, he said.
Deputy District Attorney Greg Devitt described Hanes as a controlling man who became angry when he discovered Beddow planned to leave him.
Hanes’ attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu told the Tribune he plans to appeal on grounds that information vital to the defense was withheld from the jury.