Michigan

Man gets 19-45 years in Michigan's 'Baby Kate' disappearance

  • Sean Phillips receives his sentencing in the death of his daughter at the Mason County Courthouse in Ludington, Mich., on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Phillips convicted of second-degree murder in the disappearance of his 4-month-old daughter was sentenced to 19 to 45 years in prison. (Emily Brouwer/Muskegon Chronicle via AP)

    Sean Phillips receives his sentencing in the death of his daughter at the Mason County Courthouse in Ludington, Mich., on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Phillips convicted of second-degree murder in the disappearance of his 4-month-old daughter was sentenced to 19 to 45 years in prison. (Emily Brouwer/Muskegon Chronicle via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Larry Phillips and his wife Kimberly Phillips lean on each other during their son, Sean Phillips', sentencing in the death of his daughter at the Mason County Courthouse in Ludington, Mich., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Phillips convicted of second-degree murder in the disappearance of his 4-month-old daughter was sentenced to 19 to 45 years in prison. (Emily Brouwer/Muskegon Chronicle via AP)

    Larry Phillips and his wife Kimberly Phillips lean on each other during their son, Sean Phillips', sentencing in the death of his daughter at the Mason County Courthouse in Ludington, Mich., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Phillips convicted of second-degree murder in the disappearance of his 4-month-old daughter was sentenced to 19 to 45 years in prison. (Emily Brouwer/Muskegon Chronicle via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arial Courtland, Larry Phillips, and Kimberly Phillips watch as Sean Phillips walks past them after his sentencing at the Mason County Courthouse in Ludington, Mich., on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Sean Phillips, convicted of second-degree murder in the disappearance of his 4-month-old daughter, was sentenced to 19 to 45 years in prison. He is the son of Larry and Kimberly Phillips. (Emily Brouwer/Muskegon Chronicle via AP)

    Arial Courtland, Larry Phillips, and Kimberly Phillips watch as Sean Phillips walks past them after his sentencing at the Mason County Courthouse in Ludington, Mich., on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Sean Phillips, convicted of second-degree murder in the disappearance of his 4-month-old daughter, was sentenced to 19 to 45 years in prison. He is the son of Larry and Kimberly Phillips. (Emily Brouwer/Muskegon Chronicle via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A northern Michigan man convicted of second-degree murder in the disappearance of his 4-month-old daughter has been sentenced to 19 to 45 years in prison.

Sean Phillips learned his punishment Friday. A jury in October found him guilty of killing Katherine Phillips, known as "Baby Kate." The girl disappeared five years ago in the Ludington area about 80 miles northwest of Grand Rapids, but her body has never been found.

Prosecutors said Phillips had a turbulent relationship with Kate's mother and didn't want the baby.

Phillips did not testify during the trial. His lawyer has said that there isn't proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Kate was killed

The 27-year-old Phillips already was serving a 10-year prison sentence for unlawful imprisonment in the infant's disappearance.