Sean Phillips Acquitted of First Degree Murder Charges in ‘Baby Kate’ Case
A judge has acquitted Sean Phillips of first-degree murder charges in the case of the disappearance of "Baby Kate".
While Phillips will not be convicted for first-degree murder, he could still be convicted of second-degree murder.
Judge Peter Wadel issued a verdict on the first-degree murder charges Tuesday, Oct. 11. He said he will allow the jury to deliberate second-degree murder charges.
Wadel stated in his comments that there is not "at all" enough evidence to support first-degree murder charges.
Katherine Phillips was 4-months-old when she disappeared in 2011. Her body has never been found.
Sean Phillips is the baby's father. He is currently serving a ten-year sentence for the child's kidnapping.
The prosecution rested its case on Tuesday morning.