Father charged with killing son whose body was stuffed in freezer released on $50,000 bail

Father charged with killing son whose body was stuffed in freezer released on $50,000 bail

The former college basketball star, who was charged with the murder of her four-year-old son after the boy’s corpse was found in the family refrigerator, was released on bail Wednesday after spending six months in a Virginia jail.

Cassin Weaver, 49, will be released from Riverside Regional Jail on $50,000 bail after a GPS monitoring system is installed at his Richmond home.

According to WTVR, he is not allowed to have any contact with his wife, Dina Weaver, whom he allegedly abused, or with his 10-year-old son.

Weaver is charged with murder and child abuse/neglect in connection with the death of his son, Eleal Aldon Weaver, last October.

The body of a four-year-old that had been in a plastic bag in a freezer for two and a half years was found in May after his worried uncle asked police to conduct a welfare check.

The boy’s mother, Dina, also 49, was charged with conspiracy to hide the body and fail to help the child. She’s been on bail since May.

Despite opposition from the prosecution, a Chesterfield judge granted bail to the former Weaver on Wednesday, saying the murder accused could not abscond and should be presumed innocent until proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The father was once an up-and-coming basketball star and was a key member of the University of Richmond team in the 1990s before he started playing professionally in the Netherlands. He later returned to the United States where he began working in finance and most recently as a recruiting manager for Robert Half Finance and Accounting, according to the Daily Beast.

Cassin Weaver, who was charged with killing his four-year-old son after the boy's corpse was found in the family refrigerator, was released on bail Wednesday after spending six months in a Virginia jail.

Cassin Weaver, who was charged with killing his four-year-old son after the boy’s corpse was found in the family refrigerator, was released on bail Wednesday after spending six months in a Virginia jail.

DeWeaver is charged with murder and gross child abuse/neglect in connection with the death of his son Eliel Aldon Weaver.

DeWeaver is charged with murder and gross child abuse/neglect in connection with the death of his son Eliel Aldon Weaver.

Advocating for his release, attorney Doug Ramser argued that Weaver, who was on bail from May to October 2021, proved to be a good bail candidate after previously following his bail rules.

He also cited that Weaver would not be a threat to Dinah because his connection required her to live out of state.

The defense also gave personal reasons for the release of the murder suspect. Lawyers argued that Weaver, who entered the courtroom on Wednesday, was unable to receive proper care due to an ankle injury in prison.

In addition, they alleged that he struggled to maintain his rental properties in Richmond and Henrico.

Family law attorney Alexandra Bowen argued that one of the properties was close to foreclosure because she could not access Weaver’s finances due to a password problem. Bowen argued that the problem could be easily solved if he were not in prison.

The body of a four-year-old that had been in a plastic bag in a freezer for two and a half years was found in May after his worried uncle asked police to conduct a welfare check.

The body of a four-year-old that had been in a plastic bag in a freezer for two and a half years was found in May after his worried uncle asked police to conduct a welfare check.

Police find boy's body in freezer after receiving tip

Police find boy’s body in freezer after receiving tip

The freezer in which the boy's body was reportedly found is being loaded onto a trailer at the home

The freezer in which the boy’s body was reportedly found is being loaded onto a trailer at the home

The defense also noted that Weaver is currently involved in a civil custody process for his son, who remains in foster care.

However, the state argued that Weaver should not be released on bail due to the gravity of the alleged crime.

The prosecution’s forensic anthropologist determined that Eliel, whose cause of death was blunt force trauma, suffered multiple injuries – a skull fracture and multiple rib fractures – over a period of time.

They also showed pictures of the burns on Dinah’s body, claiming that Weaver regularly abused her.

Despite these allegations, the judge, noting that the facts in the case were “terrible”, allowed him to be released.

Weaver is due to appear in court on February 24 for another pre-trial hearing.

Weaver is not allowed to contact his wife Dina Weaver while he is on bail.  She has also been charged in connection with Eilel's death.  She was charged with conspiracy to hide the body and fail to help the child.  Dina has been on bail since May.

Weaver is not allowed to contact his wife Dina Weaver while he is on bail. She has also been charged in connection with Eilel’s death. She was charged with conspiracy to hide the body and fail to help the child. Dina has been on bail since May.

Police found Eleal when they obtained a warrant and searched the family’s home on Lookout Point Circle in the Richmond suburb of Chesterfield on May 4.

Deep in one of the freezers, they found the remains of a child, tied with twine, wrapped in adult clothes and a sheet, which were then stored in a bag. The bag was placed in a plastic container and the smell of human remains emanating from it prompted police to call the medical examiner’s office, prosecutors said.

The charges were brought after the autopsy report from the county’s chief medical examiner confirmed Eleal’s identity.

According to court records, Dina previously stated that she was subjected to physical and psychological abuse. She also allegedly feared for her safety and that of her brother.

Her brother, whose name has not been released, also told police that he was concerned that Dina was the victim of domestic violence.

In the complaint, Dinah’s brother detailed Weaver’s “manipulative” behavior, such as forbidding her from owning a car or a cell phone. Weaver also allegedly didn’t want Dinah to talk to her family.

The brother claimed that Dina would talk to him on her work phone and that she allegedly told him during such a phone call on May 3 that Eliel had died two years earlier.

She allegedly accused Weaver of wrapping little Eleal’s body to put it in the freezer. She claimed that she did not call the police when the boy died due to bruises on his body.

Dinah, who was pictured with a black eye, claimed in court papers that her injuries were caused by a “fight” with Weaver. She also detailed an incident in which her husband allegedly tied her up with an electric cord and burned her with a curling iron.

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