Sean Michael Phillips will be back in court this summer.
Phillips will appear in the Mason County District Court on July 31st for the preliminary hearing for open murder of his daughter, Katherine. His trial was put on hold last month, at the request of his defense attorney, so a letter that Phillips presumably wrote, while in prison, could be analyzed by a writing expert. He is currently serving a ten to 15 year sentence for unlawful imprisonment of Baby Kate. He was charged with open murder last October by Mason County Prosecutor and the Attorney General's Office.