LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) – A judge has called a long time-out in the case of a northern Michigan man accused of killing his baby daughter.

Mason County Judge Pete Wadel is allowing defense experts to examine a letter linking Sean Phillips to Katherine Phillips’ disappearance. Phillips’ handwritten letter to the girl’s mother says the 4 {-month-old was accidentally killed and left in a “peaceful place.”

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The body of Baby Kate, as she’s known, hasn’t been found.

After hearing a second day of testimony Friday, Wadel says the case will resume in approximately three months. He must decide whether there’s probable cause to put Phillips on trial for murder.

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Phillips already is serving at least 10 years in prison for unlawful imprisonment in the girl’s disappearance.


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