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D.C. officer charged in death of woman, baby, held without bond

The D.C. police officer charged with first-degree murder Friday in the death of a 20-year-old Temple Hills woman was ordered held without bond in a Monday hearing in Prince George’s County District Court.

Richmond Phillips, who was charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of Wynetta Wright, has also been charged with manslaughter in the death of Wright’s daughter Jaylin.

Police say Phillips, 39, killed Wright with a bullet to the head, then left her body in the park, drove her car up a hill and left the baby in it. Jaylin’s first birthday would have been Monday.

Phillips shot Wright on May 30, according to police, a day before he was due in court for a hearing that would begin to determine whether he was Jaylin’s father.

The next hearing in the case is scheduled for July 1.


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