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Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robbery
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: August 30, 1995
Date of arrest: Same day
Date of birth: June 4, 1970
Victim profile: Arthur Phipps, 79 (his landlord)
Method of murder: Stabbing with knife
Location: Knox County, Kentucky, USA
Status: Sentenced to death on October 18, 1996

MILLS, JOHN, DOB 6-4-70, was sentenced to death October 18, 1996 in Knox County for the stabbing death of Arthur Phipps at his residence in Smokey Creek, Kentucky.

On August 30, 1995 Mills stabbed Phipps 29 times with a pocket knife and stole a small amount of money.

He was apprehended that same day at a residence, which he rented from Mr. Phipps, on the property where the crime occurred.


This killer murdered his 79-year-old landlord during a burglary and robbery in Knox County in 1995. He stabbed the victim 29 times and struck him in the head five times with a blunt object. He stole the victim's change purse containing $4.60.


Arthur Phipps



John Mills



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