Where is Baby Kate? Day 6 of Sean Phillips trial
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:43:23 GMT —
The Sean Phillips trial continues into the sixth day in Ludington Monday.
The the 21-year-old is accused in the disappearance of his baby daughter Kate.
Friday, baby Kate's mother, Ariel Courtland, took the stand for the second time to identify Kate's clothing. The prosecutor asked her to take the baby's outfit out of a paper bag. When Courtland held the clothes, she seemed upset and stormed out of the courtroom.
Courtland's actions prompted the defense to consider asking for a mistrial. "He brings her back and oh, oh she goes out of the courtroom. It was planned for the jury, for the media, and I think it was wrong. I would ask for a mistrial but I talked to my client and he doesn't want to start over again." says Annette Smedley, Phillip's lawyer.
Later, Sgt. Jody Hartley took the stand to testify about the moments officers located Phillips at his home on Millerton Rd. Sgt. Hartley said he found Baby Kate's clothing in Phillip's pocket and the baby's car seat was in the trunk of his car.
One of the last people to testify was a jail guard who said he found a note in Phillip's pocket that read "I gave her to a guy along with a list of families that are adopting."
Sean Phillips, 21, is accused of abducting his then 4 1/2 month old daughter Kate Phillips.
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