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Police officer guilty of killing mistress

Thursday - 1/17/2013, 6:30pm  ET

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - A jury has convicted a D.C. police officer of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his mistress and their baby daughter.

The Prince George's County jury returned the verdict against Richmond Phillips Thursday evening.

Phillips was arrested in June 2011 after police found the body of 20-year-old Wynetta Wright in the Oxon Run Stream Valley Park. Her 1-year-old daughter, Jaylin, was found dead nearby in a car seat in Wright's car. Police say the girl may have died as a result of exposure to the heat. Court records show Phillips and Wright were involved in a paternity dispute.

Prosecutors say Phillips faces life without the possibility of parole plus 20 years at sentencing March 22.


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