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Phillips sentencing scheduled for Friday.

December 8, 2016

Phillips sentencing scheduled for Friday. #BabyKate By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Sean Michael Phillips is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning where he will be sentenced for second degree murder of his infant daughter. Phillips was found guilty by a jury on October 14, following a three week trial in 51st Circuit Court. The 26-year-old Victory Township man…

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No verdict yet in Baby Kate case.

October 12, 2016
No verdict yet in Baby Kate case.

#MasonCountyNews #BabyKate No verdict yet in Baby Kate case. By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — After more than four hours of deliberation, the 12-member jury in the Sean Phillips murder trial has not yet reached a verdict. It was announced at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, that the jurors were sent home and will return to the Mason County Courthouse…

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Jury deliberates in Baby Kate trial.

October 12, 2016

#MasonCountyNews #BabyKate Jury deliberates in Baby Kate trial. By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — The 12-member jury in Sean Phillips’ trial must unanimously decide if he is guilty of second-degree murder or involuntary manslaughter in the 2011 disappearance of his 4-month-old daughter, Katherine Phillips, “Baby Kate.” The jury heard closing arguments by the prosecution and defense Wednesday morning, Oct. 12,…

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The People vs. Sean Michael Phillips.

October 12, 2016

The People vs. Sean Michael Phillips.  #BabyKate An op/ed by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Closing arguments have begun at the Mason County Courthouse in the 51st Circuit Court murder trial against Sean Michael Phillips, the 26-year-old Victory Township man who has been accused of murdering his 4-month-old daughter, Katherine Shelbie-Elizabeth Phillips, also known as Baby Kate, in June 2011. Phillips has been…

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Phillips acquitted of 1st-degree murder, jury to consider 2nd-degree.

October 11, 2016

Phillips acquitted of 1st-degree murder, jury to consider 2nd-degree. #MasonCountyNews   #BabyKate By Allison Scarbrough and Rob Alway. LUDINGTON – Judge Peter Wadel acquitted Sean Phillips of first-degree murder charges in the Baby Kate case Tuesday, Oct. 11, in 51st Circuit Court. Wadel, however, will allow the jury to consider second-degree murder charges against Phillips. Second-degree murder does not include premeditation murder…

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