Man Who Killed Dallas Officer Sentenced

Officer Mitchell Penton | Image by Officer Down Memorial Page

A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday after being found guilty of manslaughter in a case involving a Dallas police officer.

Phillip Mabry, now 34, was intoxicated when he killed Officer Mitchell Penton in 2021, a jury found Friday.

Judge Amber Givens sentenced Mabry on Monday to three decades in prison. Mabry faced the possibility of a life sentence.

Mabry, then 32, smashed into the back of Penton’s patrol car at a high rate of speed on February 13, 2021. The Kia Forte hit Penton, knocking him off his feet. He was later pronounced dead at Baylor University Medical Center.

An affidavit in the case included comments from a tow truck driver. The witness said Mabry “never put on his brakes.” A woman riding with Mabry said he had been drinking.

Prosecutors told The Dallas Morning News that Mabry had seven and a half drinks in the hours before the incident. His blood alcohol content was 0.139 at the time. The legal limit in Texas is 0.08.

Penton, 27, was a husband and father of one child with another on the way when he died.

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