Ghosts of NYPD Scandals: Was Detective Bill Phillips Framed by Corrupt Cops?

Shot in the dark: Ron Kuby looks through the past darkly. Bob Krasner

Thirty-three years is a long time to serve in prison for a murder you did not commit. Just ask 92-year-old Bill Phillips. 

Decades ago, Phillips was considered one of the most notorious double murderers in the city of New York. In a midtown Manhattan brothel, he allegedly murdered a pimp and a prostitute, shooting them at close range, and attempted to kill a third person, who was shot and survived. 

The murders took place on Christmas Eve, 1968. It was an incident that received scant attention in the

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