Trial began Tuesday morning for the man accused of shooting a woman while robbing an AT&T store in Derby last year. 

James Phillips, 27, is charged with attempted capital murder, aggravated kidnapping, attempted aggravated robbery and other crimes in the August 2015 robbery and shooting of Julie Dombo. 

KAKE's Lily Wu spent the day in court. See her updates below (most recent first):

The third witness He was the first to find Dombo in the store. She told him that she had been shot and said, "Help me. I don't want to die." He also helped Dombo call her husband.

Judge Kisner reminded Phillips to stop using profanity. Phillips interjected and said he would continue to use them. 

The state's opening statements included recounting the events at the AT&T store and during a police pursuit on August 11, 2015. Phillips is representing himself and asked Judge Joe Kisner to sequester Dombo's husband, a motion which was denied.


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Jury selection has begun in the trial for a man accused of shooting a woman while robbing an AT&T store in Derby. 

James Phillips, 27, is charged with attempted capital murder, aggravated kidnapping, attempted aggravated robbery and other crimes in the August 2015 robbery and shooting of Julie Dombo. 

Dombo, a former Haysville teacher and student counselor, lost so much blood that doctors had to amputate her hands and legs below the knees.   

An arrest affidavit said Phillips went into the cell phone store on Rock Road in Derby to talk about a phone plan. That's when he pulled a gun from his back and said, 'This is not a joke.' 

Phillips allegedly ordered everyone into the back room and then shot Dombo twice when she tried to leave the store. 

The document states that Phillips sped away, shooting at officers as they chased him. He was caught after crashing his SUV into a Wichita police car. 

Inside Phillips SUV,  police found 2 pairs of handcuffs, rubber gloves, a stolen Samsung watch from a robbery in Wichita, duct tape, rope and a loaded .380 handgun. 

Phillips told police he shot Dombo twice in the chest, because she wouldn't listen to him and go to the back of the store.

Following is arrest Wichita police connected Phillips to at least 5 other cell phone store robberies. 

An online fund was established to help Dombo in her continued recovery.