The Journal Gazette
Friday, January 31, 2020 10:35 am

June slaying nets 40 years for man

Matthew LeBlanc | The Journal Gazette

A judge sentenced a Fort Wayne man to 40 years in prison for the slaying of Frashaune "Flip" Striverson last year.

Amiracle N. Phifer, 23, had been charged with murder in the slaying but pleaded guilty Jan. 6 to voluntary manslaughter and using a gun to commit the crime. He was ordered this morning to spend 30 years behind bars for manslaughter and 10 years was added for using a gun.

Phifer shot Striverson to death June 23. Police were called to the area of Colerick Street and Central Drive and found Striverson, 37, shot.

Investigators said surveillance video shows Phifer waiting behind a home and then "shooting multiple times toward Striverson."

In court today, Phifer referenced gang activity and apologized to his and Striverson's family.

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