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

Michigan father gets 19 to 45 years in prison for murder of 'Baby Kate'

By John Steckroth

Posted: 11:00 AM, December 09, 2016
Updated: 12:17 PM, December 09, 2016

LUDINGTON, Mich. - A Ludington father was sentenced to 19 to 45 years in prison on Friday in the murder of his 4-month-old daughter.

Sean Phillips was found guilty of second-degree murder in October.

Four-month-old Katherine Phillips, who became known as Baby Kate, vanished in June 2011 and was last seen with*her father...
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Phillips does get credit for the three years he has been in prison after he was arrested for murder, meaning he will spend at least 16 more years in prison.,4551,7-119-9741_12798-292528--,00.html

This judge seems to be in love with this baby killer.

Pendergast wanted to see Sean Phillips convicted of first-degree murder which means life without parole. But Mason County Judge decided that only second-degree murder or manslaughter would be on the table.

The jury chose murder.

In court Friday, Pendergast asked the judge to throw the book at 27-year-old Phillips.

“The harm that the defendant has inflicted, not only on his family, not only on Ariel, but on this community as well should all be taken into account,” Pendergast said. “I would ask the court for 40 to 75 years.”

Friday, the judge shaved several years off the sentencing guidelines intended to help a judge decide how much time to give a convict. He decided that the prosecution did not show that psychological trauma requiring professional help resulted from the murder.
This stupid judge didn't even require him to divulge where he dumped his little precious baby girl before he gave him his light sentence. To me, that is shameful.

This is the same judge who years ago ruled that he couldn't be tried for murder because they had no body.. A grand jury decided otherwise and now the has been convicted. But, he still hasn't told what he did with her after he murdered her.

The judge told the court Phillips he wasn't evil. I certainly disagree, he is the personification of evil.
Sean Phillips murder conviction affirmed; Baby Kate still missing
Posted 1:08 PM, April 11, 2018, by FOX 17 News

The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a man who was charged with murder in the disappearance of his 4-month-old daughter in Mason County.

The body of Katherine Phillips still hasn’t been found. But the appeals court says there was plenty of circumstantial evidence pointing to the death of “Baby Kate.”

(. . .)

Good job MI Supreme Court.
This needs to rot in prison. I hope his fellow criminals beat the poo out of him at every opportunity. Does anyone know what the mother is doing and how she is?

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