VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A judge agreed with the jury's recommendation and sentenced Michael Moyd Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role in the shooting of a Virginia Beach undercover detective.
Moyd was found guilty of first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, robbery, and use of a firearm back in October.
Prosecutors say Moyd arranged a drug deal that led to the fatal shooting of Detective Michael Phillips at a shopping center on Aug. 7, 2008.
Phillips, a six year veteran with the department, was working undercover in the Green Run Shopping Center. Phillips was in the middle of drug deal when he was shot.
Court documents say Carter went up the Phillips' window and fired several shots hitting the officer three times.
Co-defendant Ted Vincent Carter pleaded guilty in 2010 to killing Phillips. He is serving a life sentence without parole.
Officer Phillips' family issued this statement:
"The Phillips family would like to thank the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and Judge Patricia West as well as the Virginia Beach Police Department for pursuing justice to its rightful end. May Mike feel peace in Heaven knowing justice has been served. We miss and love you."
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