​Cop Left Child In Hot Car To Die In DC​​

A Washington D.C cop, who allegedly left a child in a hot car to die, had also fatally shot his mistress amid a paternity suit, all because he didn’t want to pay child support.

Maryland prosecutors say Richmond Phillips committed murder because he didn’t want to pay child support for a baby girl he fathered. However, a defense lawyer said his client “didn’t do this thing” and there wasn’t evidence for a murder conviction.

Phillips, a former Washington D.C. cop, was arrested in June 2011 after police located the bodies of 20-year-old Wynetta Wright and her daughter, Jaylin, in a park outside Washington. Prosecutors say Phillips shot Wright and then drove the child — still strapped in the car seat of her mother’s car with the doors closed and the windows up — a short distance away where he left her to die in hot temperatures.

When Phillips invited Wright to meet him at the park to try to work things out ahead of a scheduled court hearing, one of only two things was going to happen, Prince George’s County, Md., State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks told the jury.

“He was either going to talk her out of that paternity suit or he was going to kill her,” said Alsobrooks.

Phillips is charged with first-degree murder, punishable by life in prison if convicted, along with other crimes. Surveillance video and phone records connect Phillips to the park where the killing occurred, DNA evidence links him to the murder, and he lied to investigators about his relationship with Wright, prosecutors say.

The Washington toddler who was left in the car, a daughter named Jaylin, was about to turn one.

Phillips has argued that he is innocent of all accusations and that all the evidence against him is circumstantial.

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