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

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    Darren Cunningham ‏@darrenfox17 3m3 minutes ago
    Just now..
    Me: How do we get access to the motion documents?
    Clerk: You can't.
    Me: It's a public document.
    Clerk: I know.

    @fox17 1:30...
     


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    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 11m11 minutes ago
    Waiting for evidentiary hearing to begin on whether judge should be removed. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 6m6 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    AAG Donna Pendergast, Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola seated in gallery as

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 3m3 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
    AAG Donna Pendergast and Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola in gallery as William Rollstin argues to have Judge Peter Wadel removed.
     
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    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 16m16 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    No allegations of impropriety, but there is an appearance, says Rollstin. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 14m14 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
    Rollstin says public perception is at stake and the court's integrity is challenged by the appearance of impropriety. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 6m6 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    Last week retired judge Terry Thomas came into court and intimated that Judge Wadel was leaning toward acquittal to several people, says AG

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 3m3 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
    AG says Wadel and Thomas met in private then Thomas said Wadel agreed that circumstantial cases are fundamentally flawed. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 17s17 seconds ago Mason County Courthouse
    Thomas was Newaygo County judge for 36 years before retiring in 2015. He had no official involvement in this case until now. More @WOODTV
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    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 38m38 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    Rollstin says that Thomas's statements to attorneys and police calls the court's objectivity into question. @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 38m38 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    Rollstin said another judge could take over and case would continue.

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 33m33 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    Defense attorney Glancy said a retired judge's opinion in immaterial, no different than any other layperson opinion.

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 31m31 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    Defense argues against dismissal of judge saying there's no proof the judges discussed the case. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 28m28 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    Judge Wadel is going to look up law to decide whether he will remain on the case. Adjourned for now. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 9m9 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    Judge Terry Thomas dismissed the no body, cold case murder charge against Mark Coulier in 2013 in the middle of a trial. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 8m8 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    In the case Thomas dismissed, John Smietanka was the defense attorney. Smietinka is part of Phillips' defense team.More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 4m4 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    AG was careful not to accuse Judge Wadel of wrong-doing. Placed all blame at the feet of retired Judge Terrence Thomas. More @WOODTV
     
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    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 1h1 hour ago Ludington, MI

    AG was careful not to accuse Judge Wadel of wrong-doing. Placed all blame at the feet of retired Judge Terrence Thomas. More @WOODTV
    Thomas told people that Wadel saw things his (Thomas') way -- the inference being that the judge was adverse to "no body" cases, says AG.
    Judge Wadel is back on the bench. He says he doesn't agree with statements allegdly made by Retired judge Thomas.
    "These comments trouble me in that they are attributed to me,," Wadel said.
    Wadel said he did not talk to Thomas about the case. and if he had, he would have recused himself.
    Wadel said he hasn't seen Thomas since his retirement party in 2014 before Thursday.
    Wadel said he brought John Smietanka on the Courtier case which Judge Thomas dismissed.
    Wadel said he only talked with Thomas about his health.
    Wadel said he did not know about anything Thomas said outside the judge chambers.
    Judge says the courts have affirmed his remaining on the case.
    Judge says the AG waited until after 3-1/2 days of testimony to ask again for a disqualification when court rules ask for speedy request.

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 18m18 minutes ago Michigan, USA
    Judge will not recuse himself. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 18m18 minutes ago Michigan, USA
    Judge is asking to take testimony for an hour.
     
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    Darren Cunningham ‏@darrenfox17 25m25 minutes ago
    Former roommate of #babykate's mom said #seanphillips told him he 'can hide a body nobody can find'. 1.5 months before disappearance @FOX17
     
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    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 37m37 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
    Sean Phillips chats with defense investigator Gene Debbaudt before day 9 of murder trial begins. More @WOODTV
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    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 34m34 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
    Judge Peter Wadel remains on the case despite the prosecution's best efforts. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 20m20 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
    Reprint of note found in Phillips pocket in Mason County Jail in July 2011 shown to jury. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 11m11 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    In August of 2012 Kate's mom Ariel Courtland wrote Phillips asking if baby Kate was alive. Jail staff intercepted that letter. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 8m8 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    Phillips wrote back a "confession letter," according to Ionia prison official. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 5m5 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    Read the letter from Sean Phillips here: https://lintvwood.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/sean-phillips-letter-watermark-091112.pdf …

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 3m3 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    This letter is one of the prosecution's key pieces of evidence against Sean Phillips. More @WOODTV
     
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    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 8m8 minutes ago
    Cross-exam...VanDeuran says potentially adoption had been discussed between Ariel, Sean. Investigated. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 7m7 minutes ago
    FBI agent Adam VanDeuren testifies that there was nothing unusual about Sean Phillips bank records.

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 5m5 minutes ago
    VanDeuran says never saw case where child was given away without cash transactions. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 3m3 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    FBI agent says he has never personally seen a child sold.
     
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    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 1h1 hour ago
    Next #witness...Gerald McCarthy, #MSP, Digital Forensic Analyst. Internet crimes against children. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 11m11 minutes ago
    State Police computer expert says Phillips searched for adoption, avoid child support, fame adoption papers

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 15m15 minutes ago
    McCarthy: other searches included international waters, citizenship reqs. Name changes, how to do so. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 2m2 minutes ago
    MSP computer expert says Courtland's computer also had searches for adoptions. More @WOODTV

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 1m1 minute ago
    McCarthy says keyword searches found in 2nd comp: "families hoping to adopt, unplanned pregnancy, etc" #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News
     
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    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 30m30 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
    Both Courtland and Phillips had info on hiding IP addresses on their computers.

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 26m26 minutes ago
    McCarthy: no evid. found on comps w/ keywords: "murder, how to hide body." Nothing to show illegal acts. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 15m15 minutes ago
    Defense: "Hide My IP" blocks server from who I am and where I am? McCarthy: Yes. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 11m11 minutes ago
    McCarthy says three parent profiles were listed...parents searched online for poss adoptions. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 10m10 minutes ago
    @9and10News At least one couple was from Michigan, according to McCarthy's report. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate
     
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    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 13m13 minutes ago
    McCarthy says there is no evidence 3 families were contacted, just browsed online. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 4m4 minutes ago
    Next #witness...Catherine Merideth, Forensic Scientist, #MSP, Grand Rapids Laboratory. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 2m2 minutes ago
    Merideth present when diaper was found in rear of Phillips' vehicle. Diaper swabbed for cell material. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 1m1 minute ago
    @9and10News Checked for prints. Not sent in for additional analysis. Fingerprint crew then investigated. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 1m1 minute ago
    Merideth processed biological evidence, including gloves found in vehicle. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News
     
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    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 10m10 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
    State Police DNA expert tells of samples taken from items found in Phillips car, elsewhere. More @WOODTV

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 9m9 minutes ago
    Cross-exam...DNA on diaper. Merideth says never tested for DNA, but swabbed for necess. DNA in future. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 10m10 minutes ago
    Merideth says there has been no match on diaper's DNA indicating who it belonged to. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 6m6 minutes ago
    Merideth: nothing illegal about having diaper in a car. Sample wasn't sent forward for DNA. Gloves were. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 4m4 minutes ago
    @9and10News Diaper under seat. Sample WAS taken for conserve "in case investigation changed directions." #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News
     
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    Darren Cunningham ‏@darrenfox17 15m15 minutes ago
    James McDonald with MSP, testifying about examining cell phone records of #SeanPhillips and Ariel Courtland in #babykate case @FOX17
     
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    @darrenfox17 @FOX17 is the trial over for the day? All #babykate tweets stopped. What did we learn from the cell phone records?

    Darren Cunningham ‏@darrenfox17 15m15 minutes ago
    MSP detective: map shows cell phone tower pings on the route #seanphillips drove after #babykate disappeared @FOX17
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    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 41m41 minutes ago
    Court opens with argument from #defense, intent to use prison records obtained through subpoena. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 36m36 minutes ago
    @9and10News #Defense says records could reveal bias, ulterior motive of #witness. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 34m34 minutes ago
    #Defense says records show "major misconducts" in prison. Also, lies about "numerous things" in prison. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 25m25 minutes ago
    @9and10News Phillips offenses in prison include armed robbery, talking with level-1 prisoner, prison segregation. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 32m32 minutes ago
    #Prosecution says unless there is evidence of deal, i.e. Parole after tried, motion is inappropriate. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 17m17 minutes ago
    Prison records deal mostly with #witness Mr. Burton, who will testify today. Inmate alongside Phillips. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News
     
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    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 14m14 minutes ago Michigan, USA
    Next to testify is Rushaun Burton. Burton was behind bars with Phillips. Claims Phillips confessed. Burton was in for armed robbery.

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 4m4 minutes ago Michigan, USA
    Burton was convicted of armed robbery in 1997 out of Tuscola County and sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison.

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 2m2 minutes ago Michigan, USA
    Burton was then convicted in 2011 of possession with intent to deliver marijuana out of Ingham county and sentenced to 2 to 6 years.

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 1m1 minute ago Ludington, MI
    Burton was paroled on June 30 of this year. He remains under MDOC supervision. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 1m1 minute ago Ludington, MI
    Burton's parole came after he testified against Phillips in 2014. He had been denied twice before. Defense wants to tell that to the jury.
     
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    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 20m20 minutes ago
    Burton met Phillips through a fellow inmate in correctional facility. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News
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    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 19m19 minutes ago
    Burton, Phillips discussed case law in prison library, yard. Spent 3-4 hours with him per day. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 17m17 minutes ago
    Burton says had "unusual conversation." Said Phillips said "had baby that wasn't his. Got rid of baby." #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 17m17 minutes ago
    Burton says Phillips told him "they will never find the baby."Got angry. Closed up. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 15m15 minutes ago
    Burton says he told him he could never be charged because "they would never find the body." #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 13m13 minutes ago
    Burton: "I have 2 daughters. It was weighing on me. I prayed on it. I felt like it's right thing to do." #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 13m13 minutes ago
    Judge Wadel...going into recess. Must "take care of a matter." #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 12m12 minutes ago
    @9and10News "Could take up to half hour." #SeanPhillips #BabyKate
     
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    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 7m7 minutes ago
    Court is back in session. Rushuan Burton's testimony will be "heard later." Calling new #witness. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 6m6 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    Lawyers can't agree on what the defense will be able to tell the jury about Burton's past. They will bring him back next week. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 3m3 minutes ago Mason County Courthouse
    MSU plant biology Prof. Frank Telewski takes the stand about plant material found on Phillips. More @WOODTV
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CuLKRQVVYAACkVk.jpg

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 2m2 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    Telewski is the curator of the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum at MSU.
     
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    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 17m17 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    Telewski said that some of the samples found in the case were likely to come from boggy, marshy areas. More @WOODTV

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 17m17 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    The material came from Phillips' shoes.

    Barton Deiters ‏@ReporterBartonD 15m15 minutes ago Ludington, MI
    Telewski was looking for where Phillips may have been in order to find Baby Kate. More @WOODTV

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 10m10 minutes ago
    Telewski: Soil found was mixture of wind blown sand, similar to coast of Lake Michigan. W. Mich. soil. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 6m6 minutes ago
    Telewski found living diatoms on shoes, unusual find. Associated w/ algae. Can be found in dif counties. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News

    Cody Boyer ‏@NewsManBoyer 6m6 minutes ago
    Judge Wadel: releasing court early today. Set to return 10 am Monday, next week. #SeanPhillips #BabyKate @9and10News
     

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