Medford, Ore. — We’re learning more about what may have happened inside Cynthia and Wade Phillips’ home in the final moments leading up to Cynthia’s death. Cynthia’s husband, 42-year-old Wade Phillips is accused of shooting and killing her on Tuesday.
In an email, Cynthia’s neighbor and close friend said the mother died a hero.
“Cindy died protecting her kids and unborn grandson,” the friend wrote in the e-mail.
District attorney adds three attempted murder charges
While the close friend didn’t go into detail, court documents obtained by NBC5 News showed Phillips is being charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder.
NBC5 News has decided not to air or make public the names of the individuals involved because they could be minors.
The close friend added that a 12-year-old who was inside the home at the time was also a hero.
“She made it out and got help on the way. That needs to be known. She like her mother thought nothing of themselves and did all they could to keep everyone safe,” wrote the friend.
Detectives said no one besides Cynthia was hurt in the shooting.
On Thursday, evidence was expected to be presented to a grand jury. Our calls to the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office were not returned.
A recap of what happened
On Tuesday morning investigators said Wade Phillips shot his wife Cynthia. Initially deputies believed Wade made a run for it, but later found him hiding in the attic. He was arrested without incident.
Phillips’ arraignment was on Wednesday. The judge did not give him the option for bail because of the severity of the charge. Phillips remains in the Jackson County Jail. His preliminary hearing was set for November 19th.
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