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Father charged with murder in death of son found in freezer

October 19, 2021 GMT

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with murder in the death of his son, whose remains were found in a freezer at the family home in May, police announced Tuesday.

Kassceen Weaver, 49, was indicted last week on charges of felony murder, aggravated malicious wounding and felony child neglect in the death of his son, Eliel, who was under the age of 5, The Richmond-Times Dispatch reported. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the remains were of Eliel Weaver, but the cause and manner of his death are still under investigation, police said Tuesday.

Weaver and his wife, Dina, were charged in June with conspiracy to conceal a body and failing to render aid to a child. Kassceen Weaver was also charged with concealment of a body and domestic assault and malicious wounding of an adult female who is known to him.

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Court papers indicate Weaver placed the remains in the freezer about two years ago. A brother of Dina Weaver told police he was concerned that she was “in a domestic violence situation” and that she told him police weren’t called for the boy’s death “due to his body having bruising,” according to a criminal complaint.

Kassceen Weaver is being held without bond.