Harrisburg man gets life in killing of estranged wife

Phillip Greenhowe
Phillip Greenhowe

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Harrisburg man will spend life in prison after pleading guilty to the first-degree murder of his estranged wife.

Phillip Greenhowe, 37, admitted in court Friday that he strangled and repeatedly stabbed 27-year-old Shalamar Greenhowe at their apartment in the 600 block of Boas Street on the early morning of Jan. 9.

Shalamar Greenhowe’s body was discovered under the bed in the master bedroom the following day after she was reported missing by her family.

Authorities said after the murder, Mr. Greenhowe took a 2-year-old and a 7-year-old from the home to his place of employment, then went to a Swatara Township home where his other children lived and burned his son’s face with a cigarette.

He was arrested in Georgia Jan. 14 after police there said he stabbed another man in an Atlanta homeless shelter and assaulted an officer as he was being taken into custody.

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