Richmond Phillips was arrested in the murder of Wynetta Wright
(WUSA) -- The DC police officer accused of killing a woman while leaving her infant daughter in a hot car has been formally indicted.
Late Thursday night, a grand jury filed charges against 41-year-old Richmond Phillips for the deaths of 20-year-old Wynetta Wright and her baby girl, 11-month-old Jaylin.
He is facing two counts of first degree murder, one count of child abuse resulting in death, and one count of reckless endangerment.
Wright had filed a paternity case claiming Phillips fathered the child.
She disappeared the night before a hearing in the case.
Wright and her daughter were found dead in Oxon Run Stream Valley Park.
Phillips, an officer in DC's First District, is married with a 12-year-old daughter. The family, including Phillips' mother, lives at a home in Temple Hills.