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D.C. Police Officer Charged With Murder Of Randallstown Woman, Child Also Found Dead

PALMER PARK, Md. (WJZ)—A mother and her 1-year-old baby are found dead in a park. A D.C. police officer is behind bars, charged in their murder.

Kelly McPherson explains the murders happened the night before a child support hearing for the baby.

The mother and the suspect were supposed to go to court on Tuesday morning. But instead, the woman and her baby were reported missing. Days later, the father of her daughter is accused of murder.

A Maryland family breaks down as they learn their loved ones are dead. They were found in a Prince George’s County park.

Wynetta Wright and her baby daughter Jaylin had been missing since Monday.

“My granddaughter’s birthday is Monday coming up, and she will be one,” said Wyvette Wright before her daughter and granddaughter’s bodies were discovered.

On Friday, police charged D.C. police officer Richmond Phillips with first-degree murder.

“He’s a policeman,” said Ruth Phillips, the suspect’s mother. “Why would he do something stupid like this?”

Wynetta believed Phillips was baby Jaylin’s father.

“She said I’m on my way to take Jaylin to meet her father for the first time.  And she was so happy,” said Wynetta’s aunt.

Wynetta Wright was last seen alive leaving her apartment in Randallstown on Monday afternoon.  Police say she was on her way to Prince George’s County to meet with her daughter’s father prior to a custody hearing.

“He has not called her in a year,” said Wyvette Wright. “The baby will be 1 Monday. He has never had any contact.  Why he called her the night before they’re supposed to go to court for child support, I don’t know.  Why she went to meet him, I don’t know that neither.”

Wynetta’s mother says her daughter was shot in the head. The baby was found buckled in her car seat.  It’s possible she died from exposure during several days of extreme heat.

Phillips is an 8-year veteran of the D.C. Police Department. He’s married and has at least one child with his wife.

“They got him,” Wyvette Wright said. “I hope he gets the death penalty.  I want him to get the death penalty.”

The bodies are at the Medical Examiner’s office. It’s unclear what the cause of death for the baby is. Once that is determined, there could be additional charges filed in the case.

Richmond Phillips is being held without bond.

Comments

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  1. sickened says:

    POS…i hope he dies of heat exposure….or “pound him in de ace prison”. RIP Mama and daughter

    1. ah says:

      He isn’t going to get any respect in prison. They will keep him segregated and somebody will still get him. Funny how even inmates have values. And nothing to lose.

  2. mark says:

    Another one of our hero’s being charged with a crime. I bet this didn’t come easy to the one’s arresting him. They have trouble understanding why they should be treated like criminals.

    1. ah says:

      I am not sure what you mean. Another cop is going to condone this? I doubt it.

      1. Sarah Sams says:

        its called the thin blue line . another cop may not condone it but they will find excuses to make it ok..like blame it on the woman or just plane ignore the facts…why do u think they call’em pigs??

  3. Vlad says:

    I’m sure cops hate you too idiot

    1. unreal says:

      U MUST BE A COP..GET OUT YOUR FEELING THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU. LIVES HAVE BEEN TAKEN AND ALL U WANNA DO IS MAKE A DUMB A** COMMENT LIKE THIS..GET REAL

  4. val says:

    This is so sad why do men have to kill the woman or their children because they are mad . This is senseless, what happened to just stay away or go get some help when you start entertaining thoughts like this , it would stop alot of grief for both families.

  5. Ernie says:

    From the looks of him it looks like DC has really lowered their standards. He looks more like a criminal than a cop.

    I though cops were supposed to be clean cut and respectable looking?

  6. Mary says:

    I agree. He really looks too unprofessional to be a police officer. Every cops I have ever met or seen, had very short hair, similar to the standards of what the military requires. Although, this could be an old photo, his employer should have provided his police (id) photo. What a coward, you were a representation of enforcing the law and to be a respectable human being. You allowed your infant to die in a unattended vehicle that was scorching hot but you did not give a damn. And, then to kill the mother of your child. You deserve to rot in prison but I really think you should be put in a vehicle and suffer the way your poor daughter died. My prayers to the victims’ family.

  7. Sarah Sams says:

    Omg he makes me sick..this is a crime alot of cheating cop husbands commit when they get the mistress pregnant..i hope he gets it up the hershey highway if he goes to jail..cops get away with murder way too much. police=liars

    1. gjm says:

      Sarah, normally I wouldn’t bother commenting on something like this because those who hate police like yourself cannot be reasoned with, even when your reasoning is flawed.

      This is a crime that many police officers commit?! Lol, come on now Sarah, that is ridiculous. Can you back that statement up with fact? Yes, there are other incidents like this; however, there are approx 800,000 police in the US and to say that many police kill women would mean this would happen almost daily all across the country. If you took a sample of 800,000 Americans and kept track of their moral failures and criminal activity it would be astronomically higher than the 800,000 police in this country…..as it should. Unfortunately there are a few police officers that do unthinkable things but that pool is about 1/100 of 1 percent of that 800,000. To think that any officer would make excuses for this animal or others like him is absurd.

      1. Kimberly Blackwell says:

        i agree not all police officers do kill people purposefully im not saying alot dont do alot cheating and such but u no not all police are criminals i mean how would u like to go day after day after day arresting criminals doing all the paper work going to court only to watch the criminals get off scott free u no ud probably get a little tired and ur attitude would probably suck too that however doesnt mean that this officer was any way right for doing what he did and yeah more than likely hell get preferential treatment by some but u no hes gonna have to answer to god for what he did and yes he does deserve to be tortured in jail then given the death penalty……….better yet take him out back hang him from an old oak tree and torture him before shooting him!!!

      2. Jeebus says:

        I agree with gjm. There are good and bad cops, and I’ve known both. Bottom line is that you should judge each person according to his or her own actions. This one is a POS who manipulated a young girl’s trust, then killed her in cold blood. Cop or not, he should hang.

  8. Frank says:

    Unreal, first of all he is old enough to be the baby’s mother’s father. A man his age has no business with a teenage lover. The very fact that he had nothing to do with her for nearly a year speaks volumns for her level of maturity. She is an innocent victim that was taken advantage of and then killed by an older man who was only interested in having sex with her. Two families have been destroyed because of lust. It amazes me that the victim still waned a relationship with a man who didn’t respect her enough to use a condom, had not seen her in the year since she had the baby and she was naive enoth to tell someone she was taking her daughter to meet her father. I question whether he or she ever knew the meaning of the word father. It appears she was taking him to court for child support and he had no intention of paying. Only a naieve young lady would take a baby to meet the enemy on the eve of a court appearence. The fact that court was needed to determine paternity says all that needs to be said. My prayers go out to both families

  9. Angel says:

    GOD Bless the families, RIP Wynette and Jaylin. OK Maryland and DC leaders lets see how you handle this among others have been murdered by that these type of criminals that need the death penalty. Stop wasting time and slapping these crazy low lifes with jail time and put these dirt bags down period. Bring back old school laws with no more nonsense with many of these type of dirt bags living in our world. How many more lives will be taken down because the law refuse to do the right thing. BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY, FORGET ALL THE BS. It’s a new world, stop playing with our lives!!!

  10. deltasweetiepi says:

    First and foremost he was a man, the fact that he was an officer of the law make him extinct. This man was married, violated the sanctity of that marriage, fathered a child outside that marriage, denied this baby by the outside woman hoping to intimidate her from taking him to court. he broke off the illicit affair and killed her in a rage of anger …. he was not worried about what he did for a living, but his wife finding out that part of his check would go towards taking care of a child created while he was married to her……his wife was probably going to leave him if it turned out this baby was his. He is a man first, what he does for a living in unimportant…he is human and humans make grave mistakes everyday. Prayers going up for both families because both families are suffering losses.

  11. gjm says:

    What an animal. This so called man deserves a punishment far worse than what this country and our justice system is allowed to impose. To say he is an embarrassment to the uniform he wears is an understatement. As a police officer, I am ashamed to know this POS was part of the same professional as I. It will never come to be in this state, but this should be a death penalty case.

    1. Kimberly Blackwell says:

      heck with the death penalty i agree gjm my brothers a cop and hes nothing like this and i no alot of cops and there nothing like this pos i got some mighty nice oak trees out back lets hang him and take pot shots at him b4 we cut his u no wat off and b4 we put a bullet in his head!!!

  12. G Modlin says:

    Its wrong to hate all policemen as with every segment of our population, there are good and bad people. If they would make the sentences stronger and keep these subhumans locked away we wouldnt have the amount of crimes we do.

    If they give the death penalty, kill them within a year, not drag it on to our taxpayers expense. Feed them crackers once a day and give them NO tv, priviledges or healthcare.

  13. quentin liningham says:

    This man should have a public hanging,for the crime done. What ever happen to protect and serve,may ALLAH blessing be with this family in their time of sorrow.

  14. BLACK LOVE says:

    FIRST OF ALL SHE NEEDED THE RIGHT GUIIDENCE..LET’S START FM THE TOP. iF I KNEW MY DAUGHTER DIDN’T HAVE CONTACT WITH THIS BABIES FATHER IN A YEAR AND ALL OF A SUDDEN HE WANTS TO MEET WITH HER A DAY B4 COURT THAT SHOULD HAVE SPELLED TROUBLE! HER FAMILY KNEW WHERE SHE WAS GOING….SHE WAS JUST A CHILD. SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE GONE WITH HER JUST 4 THE MEAR FACT THAT HE WAS ABSENT IN THE BABIES LIFE 4 ALMOST A YEAR…..SO MANY THINGS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.. THIS MAN IS ALSO A CHILD OF GOD AND BELEIVE ME HIS PUNISHMENT WILL BE MUCH HARDER THEN WE WILL EVER KNOW. THATS NOT 4 US TO DECIDE ONLY OUR FATHER. MY SORROWS GO OUT TO BOTH FAMILIES. THE CRIME THAT WAS DONE WAS AWFUL BE IT A MAN OR WOMEN. WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO TAKE ANYONES LFE FOR WHAT EVER REASON IT IS! AS FOR HIM HE NEEDS PRAYER!!!!!! CRIMES GO ON ALL DAY EVERYDAY WE JUST DON’T HERE ABOUT THEM ALL. KILLING HIM IS NOT BRINGING THIS BEAUTIFUL SISTA AND HER BABY BACK.IT WOULD JUST BE ANOTHER MOTHER STRESSED OUT. PEACE AND LOVE…..

  15. Beauty says:

    I agree with Black Love no one has the right to take a life, this girl and her baby had so much to live for and this irresponsbile person need to be under the jail with the rest of the animals, true where was the family and the cops wife and child i’ll pray for them as well, the wife im sure did not know anything about this and of course the cop was trying to hide his affair and love child but whats kept in dark comes out in the light

  16. unreal says:

    FIRST OFF ALL, I CAN’T STAND PEOPLE THAT JUDGE ANOTHER PERSONS SITUATION. I KNOW THESE PEOPLE PERONALLY, AND HOW DARE ANY OF YOU ATTACK OR QUESTION HOW THIS GRIL WAS RAISED. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS TWO INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE NO LONGER HERE. YOU CAN SIT AND POINT THE FINGER GIVE YOUR OPTIONS,(WHICH DONT MEAN ISH) ALL YOU WANT, IT WILL NOT BRING BACK THE LIVES THAT WERE LOST.

  17. siara says:

    that is not even funny that baby could have alot for her but look now she is died and its because of him that is so dumb

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