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Appellant John Philpot and two others were charged with murder and other crimes arising out of the 2003 drive-by shooting death of Lisa Mosby, along with the firing of gunshots toward Troy Mitchell, Anthony Floyd, and King Brown. The three co-defendants were jointly tried, and appellant and co- defendant Ernest Glass were convicted of all charges. Co-defendant Lizzie Philpot, appellant’s younger sister, was found not guilty. Appellant challenged the sufficiency of the evidence, arguing that the trial court erred when it denied his motion to sever his trial from that of his co-defendants, and contended the trial court erred in failing to exclude his custodial statement, claiming it was made involuntarily with the hope of benefit. After review of the record and appellant’s arguments on appeal, the Supreme Court found no reversible error and affirmed the judgment of conviction.