'Baby Kate' murder trial delayed amid motion to dismiss judge

A new assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan arrived in Ludington to file an emergency motion.

LUDINGTON, MICH. - There's been an unexpected and significant delay at the "Baby Kate" murder trial, such that it could result in a sudden end.

Court was scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, with "Kate" father, Sean Phillips, being tried for her death. But for two hours, lawyers and prosecutors could be seen going in and out of the judges' chambers and the Mason County prosecutor's office.

Then a new assistant attorney general from the State of Michigan arrived in Ludington to file an "emergency motion" -- the motions asks for the disqualification of the trial judge.

The judge proceeded to called in jurors into the courtroom, only to send them home until this afternoon.

Check back for updates.

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