KMZU News received confirmation Wednesday afternoon that the charges against a Richmond man have not been dropped. Dennis Matthews, 25, is still being held in the Ray County jail on one count of child abuse – resulting death. Dennis and Rebecca Matthews, 24, are accused of physically injuring their three-week-old child in August. The infant later died at an area hospital. The child’s death was the result of blunt force trauma to the chest and internal bleeding, according to the coroner’s report.
KMZU News reported Wednesday morning that the online court records appeared to have been removed. A court clerk contacted the News Department to say Dennis Matthews was arraigned Wednesday and a hearing in the case was set for Feb. 13. There are no updates, at this time, in the case against Rebecca. The Matthews are each being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.