A Mason County Circuit Court judge has ruled prosecutors can pursue open murder charges against Sean Phillips, WZZM-13 reported.
Phillips is the 25-year-old father of Katherine "Baby Kate" Phillips, a 4½-month-old who went missing from the Ludington area in June 2011.
In September, District Judge Peter J. Wadel dismissed murder charges against Phillips, saying prosecutors did not prove B
Murder charges against Sean Phillips, the man previously accused in the death of his baby, Katherine (known throughout the investigation as "Baby Kate"), have been dismissed.
79th District Court Judge Peter J. Wadel dismissed the charge on Monday, stating that the prosecution has not been able to prove that Baby Kate was actually murdered.
A jury in Ludington has found Sean Phillips (father of "Baby Kate") guilty of unlawful imprisonment.
According to various news sources, Phillips was calm and straight faced as the verdict was read.
The charges of unlawful imprisonment stem from the disappearance of Baby Kate, which prosecutors claim he caused.