A cop left a child in a hot car and the child died. On Jan. 14, ABC News reported that a police officer who was involved in a paternity case shot his mistress and left her (their) child in a car to die -- purposely. This all happened back in June of 2011 but now, Richmond Phillips is facing charges in court.
"Phillips is being tried on two counts of first-degree murder along with child abuse and firearms charges," reports ABC News. The prosecution believes that Phillips did not want to pay child support so he murdered 20-year-old Wynetta Wright and left the baby -- Jaylin, 11 mo. -- in a car to die.
The cop who left the child in a hot car may have known better, given the fact that the doors were all closed and the windows were rolled up -- on a June day in Maryland. While the defense claims that the evidence is "circumstantial," it seems obvious that a police officer would know that leaving a baby in a car on a warm day isn't the best idea. This reasoning will undoubtedly be used by the prosecution during this trial.
It sounds like Phillips will have a hard time getting away with these crimes especially if there is more evidence brought to the court during the trial.
The cop who left the child in a hot car could be spending some time behind bars if he is convicted.
© Effie Orfanides 2013