Cop Left Child In Hot Car: Richmond Phillips Murdered Mistress Then Killed Illegitimate Daughter

By iScienceTimes Staff Reporter on January 14, 2013 1:39 PM EST

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A cop who murdered his mistress then left his illegitimate daughter to die in a hot car is on trial (Photo: Creative Commons)

A cop left his child in a hot car to die after murdering his mistress, and now Richmond Phillips is on trial for murdering the two of them. The cop who left his child in a hot car, Richmond Phillips, was involved in a paternity case with his mistress over his illegitimate daughter, according to the Examiner, and allegedly shot his mistress and left his child in a hot car to die.

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"Richmond Phillips killed the two because he didn't want to pay child support," ABC News reported. "Phillips is being tried on two counts of first-degree murder along with child abuse and firearms charges."

The cop who left a child in a hot car killed his illegitimate daughter and mistress in 2011, but is going on trial soon. The body of Wynetta Wright, the mistresses of the cop who left the child in the hot car, was found in the park where the two met. In addition, their child, Jaylin, was found dead in her car seat with the windows up, just days shy of her first birthday. Authorities said the cop left his child in the hot car to die on purpose.

The cop who left his child in the hot car to die is pleading not guilty.

"Defense lawyer Brian Denton told jurors his client is innocent and that the evidence is circumstantial," WXOW reports.

Police vowed to try Richmond Phillips, the cop who left his child in the hot car to die, to the fullest extent of the law.

"It's a tragic incident obviously. We would hope that no one would have to endure this type of incident and anybody that's guilty of it needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law," Lt. Col. Gary Cunningham said, according to WJLA.

The mother of Richmond Phillips, the cop who left the child in the hot car to die, said she was disappointed in her son.

"I didn't raise him like that," she said.

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