A Virginia man accused of murdering his 5-year-old son after which stashing the physique in a freezer is out on bond and combating for custody of his surviving son.
Kassceen Weaver, 49, is ready to go away Riverside Regional Jail on a $50,000 secured bond as soon as his Midlothian residence has been outfitted with the mandatory GPS gear. A choose issued the ruling throughout a 30-minute listening to on Wednesday morning in Chesterfield Circuit Courtroom, including that Kassceen couldn’t have any contact together with his estranged spouse Dina or the couple’s surviving son.
Richmond CBS affiliate WTVR reported that the legal professional representing Kassceen, Doug Ramseur, argued in courtroom that his shopper ought to be allowed dwelling confinement as a result of he had beforehand adhered to the situations of his launch when first out on bond from Could to October. Nonetheless, the choose revoked that bond after a grand jury indicted Kassceen on costs of felony homicide and felony little one neglect again in October.
Ramseur additionally advised the choose that his shopper struggled to “keep his rental properties” and “take part in a civil case over custody of his [surviving] son” from jail. Prosecutors with the Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Legal professional’s Workplace pushed again on the request by sharing photographs of the sufferer’s physique, in addition to pictures depicting the bruises and burns sustained by Dina resulting from her husband’s alleged abuse. The choose famous that whereas the photographs had been horrific, the courtroom presumed Kassceen to nonetheless be harmless at this juncture within the case, and he didn’t imagine him to be a flight danger, clearing the best way for his launch.
Police arrested Kassceen and Dina after discovering the physique of their son, Eliel Adon. In keeping with the felony grievance, Dina’s brother alerted legislation enforcement in regards to the boy’s loss of life after talking to his sister, who advised him that Adon had died two years prior. She went on to state that Kascceen had not known as police and as an alternative stashed the physique of their storage freezer “resulting from bruising on [the boy’s] physique.”
A choose signed off on a search warrant for the Weaver’s property based mostly on the data supplied by Dina’s brother to the Chesterfield Police Division, the place detectives found the boy’s physique within the storage freezer. Authorities waited on an post-mortem to file any costs associated to the younger boy’s loss of life. Nonetheless, they did arrest Kassceen and Dina on the scene on costs together with concealment of a physique and never offering medical consideration to an injured little one. The state positioned the couple’s 10-year-old son in foster care at the moment, the place he stays to at the present time.
The grievance additionally notes that police observed bruising on her face when swabbing Dina for DNA. When requested what occurred, she acknowledged that she and her husband, a former star basketball participant on the College of Richmond, “bought right into a scuffle.” The grievance goes on to state:
[Redacted] and I didn’t observe any accidents to Kassceen nor did he complain of any. It is usually vital to notice that Kassceen is 6’3″ and 200lbs whereas Dina is 5’2″ 120lbs. Primarily based on accidents and statements from [redacted] and Dina, I’m requesting a warrant in opposition to Kassceen Weaver for [domestic assault].
That warrant didn’t cease Kassceen from allegedly making an attempt to contact his spouse as soon as each had been out on bond, in accordance with a grievance filed by Dina on Could 10, which acknowledged:
There’s a historical past of bodily and psychological abuse (undocumented). I’m frightened of the security for myself and brother, as [Kassceen and I] are allegedly not speculated to have contact with one another. He has contacted my brother and requested to talk to me which my brother didn’t permit to occur.
Since she filed that grievance, there have been no documented points between Kassceen and his estranged spouse. There’s additionally no probability of the 2 having contact as soon as Kassceen is launched as a result of he will likely be in dwelling confinement, and Dina will not be allowed to stay within the state of Virginia as a situation of her pretrial launch.
Kassceen returned to jail in October after a grand jury voted to indict him on a felony homicide cost. Prosecutors offered that case after an post-mortem revealed Adon had died of blunt power trauma.
Weaver’s lawyer didn’t instantly reply to Regulation&Crime’s request for remark.
Courtroom dockets present that Kassceen will likely be again in courtroom subsequent week whereas Dina has a courtroom listening to on Could 24.
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