GUILTY MI - Katherine 'Kate' Phillips, 4 mos, Ludington, 29 June 2011 (Deceased/Not Found)

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Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 23m23 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Sean Phillips' mom admits she told Ariel to portray Phillips as a good father. More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 12m12 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Sean Phillips' mom said he always denied being Kate's father. @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 11m11 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Kim Phillips told he son Sean that Kate " better not be yours." More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 10m10 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Sean Phillips' mom said he denied getting Courtland pregnant. More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 3m3 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Kimberly Phillips never met her granddaughter Baby Kate. More @WOODTV
 

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Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 16m16 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
The day Kate went missing, Courtland called Kim Phillips saying the baby and Sean were missing. Sean could not be reached. More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 7m7 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Sean Phillips went shopping for fireworks after Kate went missing, says his mom. More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 6m6 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Sean Phillips told his mother Kate was with Courtland. More @WOODTV

David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 7m7 minutes ago
Says Sean acted like nothing was wrong afternoon #BabyKate went missing @9and10News
 

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David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 12m12 minutes ago
Kim says she 'apparently' said Sean acting normal and does not show emotion...tells prosecutor to know the difference #BabyKate @9and10News

David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 5m5 minutes ago
Kim steps down #BabyKate @9and10News

David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 4m4 minutes ago
And judge adjourns for weekend #BabyKate @9and10News
 

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I've just watched all of the current trial videos. What I get from this is that Ariel was obsessed with SP. She would do anything to get his attention, including pretending to go for an abortion/have her baby adopted. He clearly led her quite a dance by ignoring her messages and phone calls which made her even more determined to make him speak to her. I believe she wanted him to fall in love with the baby but ultimately I dont think she ever intended on having her adopted. She may have envisioned a lovely family life for them all but SP doesn't appear to have wanted that. Did he truly believe Kate wasn't his baby? Or did he resent having to potentially pay child support for her? It seems like his motive was stopping Ariel and the baby having their DNA tests done that day. And he succeeded when he drove away with baby Kate in the car. (my own opinion of course).
 

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Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 19m19 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Ludington Police Office Tony Custer testifies about talking to Phillips family after Kate disappeared. More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 17m17 minutes ago Michigan, USA
Tidbits from last week in the Baby Kate murder trial: Ariel Courtland said Phillips was afraid to be alone with older child.

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 15m15 minutes ago Michigan, USA
Courtland testified Phillips said he had ideas of strangling Kate's older sister. She said it was undiagnosed "postpartium depression."

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 14m14 minutes ago Michigan, USA
On the stand, Courtland sometime bristled when the prosecution was too critical of Phillips. Said Phillips appeared to love Baby Kate.

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 5m5 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Officer said Phillips was acting nervous, pacing when police approached Phillips. More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 4m4 minutes ago
Officer said Phillips referred to Kate as "it." " It is with Ariel." More @WOODTV
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Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 4m4 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Phillips said "I'm not telling the whole truth." Per Officer Custer. More @WOODTV
 

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Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 3m3 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Phillips had Baby Kate's clothes in his pocket when he was found the same day she disappeared in June 2011. More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 2m2 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Kate's baby seat was still buckled in when Phillips car was found, officer says. More @WOODTV
 

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Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 14m14 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Officer said he'll never forget the feeling he had when opening the truck of Sean Phillips' car -- afraid of what he may find More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 14m14 minutes ago Ludington, MI
There was a diaper bag and infant seat in the trunk.

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 2m2 minutes ago
There were two seats. One toddler-sized in back seat, an infant-sized in trunk. Phillips had two children with Courtland.

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 5m5 minutes ago Michigan, USA
Police officer says Phillips changed his shoes sometime after he was last seen with Baby Kate. More @WOODTV
 

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Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 41m41 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Prosecutor shows pictures of what was found in Phillips car. Includes baby seats, diaper bag, Ariel Courtland's wallet, but not her phone

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 36m36 minutes ago Ludington, MI
After Baby Kate disappeared with her father, Phillips stopped at Wendy's.

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 35m35 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Defense points out that Phillips contacted police and waited for them to arrive. More @WOODTV

David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 15m15 minutes ago
Undersheriff John Hartley now on stand #Babykate @9and10News

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 5m5 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Mason County Undersheriff Jody Hartley says Phillips admitted not telling the whole truth about Kate. More @WOODTV

Darren Cunningham ‏@darrenfox17 7m7 minutes ago
Undersheriff, then-sergeant Jody Hartley, testifying about patting down #SeanPhillips and finding #babykate's clothing in his pocket @FOX17
 

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David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 7m7 minutes ago
Says Sean's father Larry arrived and talked to Sean. #Babykate @9and10News

David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 7m7 minutes ago
Says he called for another police car, 'because of where case was heading' #Babykate @9and10News

David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 3m3 minutes ago
Undersheriff now recalling start of ground search for #Babykate @9and10News

David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 2m2 minutes ago
We are now on a lunch break until 1:15 #Babykate @9and10News
 

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David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 26m26 minutes ago
Undersheriff now back on the stand #babykate @9and10News

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 21m21 minutes ago Michigan, USA
Undersheriff says Sean Phillips had an aggressive stance, but was cooperative. All searches of Phillips, home turned up no evidence.

David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 21m21 minutes ago
Defense pointing out there has been no evidence of murder through all the searches. #babykate @9and10News

David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 16m16 minutes ago
Says clothes were cleaned, no traces of blood, dirt. #babykate @9and10News

David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 11m11 minutes ago
Det/sgt. Tom Posma now on stand #babykate @9and10News

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 10m10 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Tom Posma is the lead detective in the Baby Kate murder investigation.
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Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 23m23 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Jury sees 75-minute police interview with Sean Phillips from the day Kate disappeared. More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 18m18 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Detective softening up Phillips with shared stories about being in the military. Sharing personal information in hopes of getting some back

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 18m18 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Asked if he has any other children Phillips answers "not that I know of." Says he is not sure Kate is his. @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 16m16 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Phillips says that Ariel is like someone you see on Dr. Phil show who likes babies but has no interest in raising them.

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 16m16 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Phillips claims Courtland got pregnant on purpose to entrap him.

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 11m11 minutes ago Michigan, USA
Phillips is talking all kinds of trash about Courtland. impugning her honesty, her fidelity, claiming she is promiscuous.

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 6m6 minutes ago Michigan, USA
Phillips said he and Courtland (Kate's mom) had been arguing the night before the infant disappeared. More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 4m4 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Should be noted that Sean Phillips talked to detective Posma without an attorney present. More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 2m2 minutes ago
Phillips says he and Courtland were arguing in the parking lot of her apartment complex in the moments before Kate disappeared More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 52s53 seconds ago Ludington, MI
Phillips says he went to Wendy's then went home. No mention of Kate. More @WOODTV
 

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Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 12m12 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Phillips says Courtland took Kate with her from the car then he left. More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 8m8 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Phillips is well into his interview before he is read his Miranda rights by detective.

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 6m6 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Phillips signs paper waiving his right to attorney, to remain silent. Detective immediately asks if Phillips was upset with paternity claim.

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 1m1 minute ago Mason County Courthouse
When asked where Kate is Phillips says her mother plays games.

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 2m2 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Detective presses Phillips on where Kate is and Phillips pins blame on Courtland. Denies he knows.

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 2m2 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Phillips says he last saw Kate in parking lot of Courtland's apartment with her mother. More @WOODTV
 

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Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 6m6 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Phillips says he and Courtland discussed putting Kate up for adoption. @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 5m5 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Phillips say adoption was Courtland's idea. Courtland admitted she discussed it. More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 4m4 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
Phillips admits he didn't want Baby Kate. More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 3m3 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Detective Posma drops the "I want to help you" line on Phillips.
 

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Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 2h2 hours ago
Detective presses Phillips hard on where Kate is. "Are you gonna do the right thing or the wrong thing?" More @WOODTV

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 2h2 hours ago Ludington, MI
"This community won't stand for this," Detective tells Phillips

Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 11m11 minutes ago
Testimony ends for the day in the Baby Kate murder trial. Look for wrap-ups at 5 & 6 @WOODTV
 

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Jury watches video of police interview with Sean Phillips
Barton Deiters and 24 Hour News 8 web staff Published: October 3, 2016, 4:29 pm

LUDINGTON, Mich. (WOOD) — Testimony continues in the murder trial of Sean Phillips, accused of killing his 4-month-old daughter Kate five years ago.

Monday, jurors heard from Ludington Police Officer Tony Custer, who was the first officer to come into contact with Phillips that day.

Mason County Undersheriff Jody Hartley then took the stand, testifying that Phillips admitted “he was not telling the whole truth” about Kate.

Jurors also watched the 75-minute police interview with Phillips from the day Kate disappeared.
 

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Many thanks, byo, for all the tweets and coverage!

Ugh, that picture of him "chatting" with his mom. Such a casual stance. And that he called Kate an "it". He is deplorable.

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I am worried that with his attorney trying to pin the blame on Courtney, they might create reasonable doubt with the jury.
 

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Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 7m7 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Day 7 of Baby Kate murder trial underway with testimony from 911 dispatcher about call June 29, 2011 reporting Kate missing. More @WOODTV

David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 5m5 minutes ago
Says call from Ariel first came at 1:14 #babykate @9and10News
 

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Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 9m9 minutes ago Ludington, MI
Earlier in trial: Ariel Courtland planned to marry Sean Phillips after he was arrested so they could have unrecorded talks.They didn't.

David Lyden ‏@dmlyden9and10 8m8 minutes ago
Judge calls for abrupt, brief recess after back and for about objections #babykate @9and10News
 
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