'Baby Kate' jury finds Sean Phillips guilty of second degree murder

Sean Phillips guilty of second degree murder

LUDINGTON, MICH. - Following 22 hours of deliberation, Sean Phillips was found guilty of second degree murder in the "Baby Kate" murder trial. 

Sean Phillips is the father of Katherine "Baby Kate" Phillips. She was 4 months old in 2011 when she went missing.

He will be sentenced on Friday, Dec. 9.

Numerous searches around Mason County were conducted by both police and members of the public. Her body was never found.

Closing arguments from the prosecution and defense concluded around noon Wednesday, Oct. 12.

The trial began with jury selection on Sept. 26, with testimony from more than 40 witnesses since then.

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