Baby Kate

Baby Kate’s mother told FBI that Phillips threatened to strangle oldest daughter.

September 30, 2016

#BabyKate #MasonCountyCourtNews Story posted by our news partner, WZZM with additions by MCP.  LUDINGTON — Ariel Courtland, the mother of Katherine Phillips (Baby Kate), told jurors Friday that Sean Phillips once said he might strangle their first daughter.  That was just one portion of hours of testimony Courtland provided in the 51st Circuit Court murder trial against Phillips at the Mason County Courthouse.Sean…

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Baby Kate’s mother testifies in trial.

September 29, 2016
Baby Kate’s mother testifies in trial.

#MasonCountyNews #BabyKate By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — Katherine Phillips’ mother, Ariel Courtland, 24, was called to the stand in 51st Circuit Court Thursday, Sept. 29, as the first of 60 witnesses slated to testify in the three-week murder trial of the baby’s father, Sean Phillips. Courtland’s testimony followed opening statements by Prosecutor Donna Pendergast of the Michigan Attorney General’s…

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Jury seated in Baby Kate case.

September 28, 2016
Jury seated in Baby Kate case.

#BabyKate #MasonCountyNews By MCP’s Rob Alway and Allison Scarbrough. LUDINGTON — A jury of seven men and seven women were selected during the third day of jury selection Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 28, in the 51st Circuit Court during the murder trial of Sean Michael Phillips. At the end of the trial, two of the jurors will be dismissed. Opening arguments…

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Trial moves forward in Baby Kate case.

September 6, 2016
Trial moves forward in Baby Kate case.

#MasonCountyCourtNews #BabyKate By MCP’s Rob Alway and Allison Scarbrough. LUDINGTON — Prison inmate Sean Michael Phillips, 26, who is accused of murdering his daughter Katherine Phillips, also known as “Baby Kate,” appeared in 51st Circuit Court at the Mason County Courthouse Tuesday, Sept. 6, for a final conference hearing. After some discussion in chambers with Prosecutor Donna Pendergast of the…

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Phillips to appeal murder charges of Baby Kate.

December 9, 2014
Phillips to appeal murder charges of Baby Kate.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Sean Michael Phillips is asking for an appeal of Judge Richard Cooper’s decision to allow the murder charges against him to proceed. Phillips’ attorney, David Glancy, filed the appeal today in 51st Circuit Court. Phillips is charged with the murder of his 4-month-old daughter, Katherine Phillips. Also known as “Baby Kate,” Katherine has been…

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