Wynetta and Jaylin Wright Laid to Rest, DC Officer Accused In Deaths

5:42 PM, Jun 10, 2011   |    comments
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Wynetta Wright

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A large contingent of law enforcement officers turned out to grieve for a 20-year-old woman and her daughter who were murdered last week, allegedly by a DC police officer trying to duck paying child support.

Wynetta Wright and her infant daughter Jaylin were mourned as innocent victims.

Wright hoped to join the ranks of law officers in the future.  She was a volunteer in the Prince George's Explorer's Program, which is designed for young people hoping to go to the agency's academy.  A number of her Explorer colleagues served as pallbearers.

"This was good young woman who wanted to make a positive contribution to our community," said Prince George's County Sheriff Melvin High.

During services there was no mention of Richmond Phillips, the 39-year-old Washington D.C. police officer charged in the deaths.  Wright had filed against Phillips for child support, alleging he was the father of Jaylin.

Wright's body was found in the Oxon Run Park June 1.  The body of Jaylin was found in a car parked nearby.

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