Man receives prison sentence for spring stabbing in Minneapolis

A man who pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon following a stabbing in Minneapolis earlier this year has learned his sentence.

54-year-old Phillip Miranda Jellum, who was charged for a stabbing on the 2400 block of Pillsbury Avenue South that happened on April 23, was sentenced Friday in Hennepin County Court.

Jellum was sentenced to 45 months behind bars, but received credit for the 147 days he has already served. A fine and surcharge fee were waived by the judge.

The charge carried a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and a fine of up to $14,000. At a minimum, he would have spent one year and one day behind bars.

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When officers arrived at the scene in April, the victim told police he and Jellum were sitting on the porch when Jellum began stabbing him in the abdomen “for no apparent reason.” Documents say the victim thought he and Jellum were friends.

As previously reported, a jury trial was previously scheduled to begin earlier this month after Jellum was found competent when a judge ordered him to be evaluated in late May. However, he then entered a guilty plea to the charge this summer.

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