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Former Policeman Killed Mistress and Child Over Child Support, Argue Prosecutors

A former D.C. officer shot his mistress to death and left their child to die in a hot car in Prince George's, according to prosecutors.

 

Prosecutors in the murder trial of a former D.C. police officer say he shot his mistress to death and left their child to die in a hot car in Prince George's County, according to The Washington Times.

Richmond Diallo Phillips, 40, allegedly killed the two because he didn't want to pay child support, argued prosecutor Angela Alsobrooks during opening statements Monday, the Times reported. The case is the first that Alsobrooks, Prince George's County State's Attorney, has personally prosecuted since being elected in 2010,  according to The Washington Times.  

Defense lawyer Brian Denton said his client is innocent and called the evidence circumstantial, according to Times. 

Phillips, of Temple Hills, MD, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and with child abuse, according to court records.

Phillips was arrested in June 2011 after Wynetta Wright, 20, was found on June 2 suffering from trauma to her body in Oxon Run Stream Valley Park, according to Prince George's County police. She was shot in the head, WJLA reported

Her infant daughter, Jaylin, was found abandoned in a car in the 2400 block of Southern Avenue and was pronounced dead, police said. The child was in her car seat with the doors closed and windows rolled up, according to the The Washinton Times. 

Natasha B. January 14, 2013 at 07:30 PM
This scum bag deserves the death penalty I hate when people play GOD or even think they are above the law.
franck January 14, 2013 at 08:54 PM
innocent till proven guilty right. since that's the law to be procesed acording to laws so yes evidence trial, attorney ect not just to a witch hunt trial. " I hate when people play god or even think they are above the law." and if you are going to bring religion into this then there's something in some book about turning the cheek and let GOD take care of him. or you trying to play GOD and give death to this man. "This scum bag deserves the death penalty I hate when people play GOD" you are a fcking hypocrite
Natasha B. January 14, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Lol Franck looks like my comment hurt your feelings. You must be apart of scum bags family if you took the time to reply. Oh Bible also said eye for an eye! Lol get sensitive off that!
Meddi January 15, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Very tragic story for the little girl who had no chance in life. Sad that the mother encouraged the daughter to have a relationship with a married man and actually believed that they were going to be a proper family. This has happened way too often in real life. It may happen on TV but not necessary in real life.
V January 15, 2013 at 04:34 PM
he didn't want pay for child support but now he must pay with his freedom.
ms nyc January 16, 2013 at 02:12 AM
Lets not forget about his wife Rhonda Phillips. Now this is a woman that has no remorse, it raises the qyestion as to how she played a major part in this tragedy. Here u have a woman cheating on her husband as well. A wife that knew there were to bodues waiting to be found and then braggung about how its the best thing that happen to her, abd how she can have a booty call if she wants. How did she know her husband was going to be bought up on charges or how it was going to be on the news days before it hit the news. Well if u ask me I wikl say she either played a part or convinced him to do ut. Ei ther way she needs to be charged with murder and rot with her predator looking gusv abd. Just saying dint think for once that she's a victim as well, cause she's not.
SWEETJONESWATERFALLS January 28, 2013 at 09:15 AM
I AM NOT SHOCKED AT ALL THAT THIA ARROGANT ASSHOLE DID THIS ME N HIM USED TO HAVE SEX UNTIL ONE HE LEFT HIS WEDDING RING ON MY BEDROOM HE KEPT LYING TELLING ME HE WAS SINGLE N HE WAS A VERY NASTY BASTERD AT TIMES HE IS HEARTLESS HE SHOULD NOT HAVE KILLED THIS YOUNG LADY LIKE THAT OR HIS CHILD N HE LEFT HER OTHER CHILD OUT HERE WITHOUT A MOM THIS ONE CASE THAT NEEDS THE DEALTH PENALTY UPHELD N HIS WIFE SHOULD ALSO BE CHARGED IF SHE KNEW HE DID THIS NO ONE DESERVES THIS KIND OF DEATH
SWEETJONESWATERFALLS January 28, 2013 at 09:16 AM
I AM NOT SHOCKED AT ALL THAT THIA ARROGANT ASSHOLE DID THIS ME N HIM USED TO HAVE SEX UNTIL ONE HE LEFT HIS WEDDING RING ON MY BEDROOM HE KEPT LYING TELLING ME HE WAS SINGLE N HE WAS A VERY NASTY BASTERD AT TIMES HE IS HEARTLESS HE SHOULD NOT HAVE KILLED THIS YOUNG LADY LIKE THAT OR HIS CHILD N HE LEFT HER OTHER CHILD OUT HERE WITHOUT A MOM THIS ONE CASE THAT NEEDS THE DEALTH PENALTY UPHELD N HIS WIFE SHOULD ALSO BE CHARGED IF SHE KNEW HE DID THIS NO ONE DESERVES THIS KIND OF DEATH
SWEETJONESWATERFALLS January 28, 2013 at 09:18 AM
he called me a week before he murdered this woman n I wouldn't see I thank god a thousand times cause this could of been me
SWEETJONESWATERFALLS January 28, 2013 at 09:19 AM
lots of typos this is very disturbing to me so excuse the typos above
Carolyn January 28, 2013 at 11:24 AM
@sweetjoneswaterfalls....this must really be overwhelming to you. Unfortunately too many women accept having men in their lives that are half stepping. You were smart enough to know that this was a dead-end relationship and got out...good for you. Women - "self-love" and put an end to these deceitful men who want the cake and to eat it too!

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