DC Police Officer Richmond Phillips Indicted On Murder Charges In Deaths Of Wynetta Wright, Jaylin Wright

9:27 AM, Jul 1, 2011   |    comments
Richmond Phillips was arrested in the murder of Wynetta Wright
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(WUSA) -- The DC police officer accused of killing a woman while leaving her infant daughter in a hot car has been formally indicted.

Late Thursday night, a grand jury filed charges against 41-year-old Richmond Phillips for the deaths of 20-year-old Wynetta Wright and her baby girl, 11-month-old Jaylin.

He is facing two counts of first degree murder, one count of child abuse resulting in death, and one count of reckless endangerment.

Wright had filed a paternity case claiming Phillips fathered the child.

She disappeared the night before a hearing in the case.

Wright and her daughter were found dead in Oxon Run Stream Valley Park.

Phillips, an officer in DC's First District, is married with a 12-year-old daughter. The family, including Phillips' mother, lives at a home in Temple Hills.

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