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Sean Phillips officially charged with murder in Baby Kate case
LUDINGTON, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Friday brought new developments in the Baby Kate case, as her father23 year old Sean Phillipsis now charged with her murder.
Police say 4-month-old Katherine Phillips was murdered in June of 2011.
Since then, Phillips has been serving a 10-to-15 year sentence for unlawful imprisonment of the girl.
But Friday, the State Attorney General announced Phillips is now charged with murder.
Family members tell us they've been waiting for this, but they still have questions.
"I hate to say I feel like he's a monster, and I know that he's saying it's an accident, but I don't know, said Linda Carlson, Kate's great-grandmother. The way he sat through the unlawful imprisonment trialhe seemed like a monster to me."
Authorities say it was new evidence that lead them to the murder charge, but won't say specifically what that is.
Baby Kate's great-grandmother says she thinks a confession letter from Phillips to Baby Kate's mother is part of it.
Phillips is due back in court on October 16.
He could face life in prison if convicted.