HOLT, Mo— The homicide case regarding the murder of a 4-year-old Holt boy is now half way over.
Lucas Webb was pronounced dead October 15th of 2012 due to blunt force trauma. His father, Justin Webb, and step-mother, Melissa
Webb, have been the sole suspects and seen more than three years of court proceedings facing their individual charges.
This past Tuesday, January 12, 2016, Melissa Webb made her final appearance and pleaded guilty to County one- second degree murder and Count two- abuse or neglect of a child causing serious emotional or physical injury.
Sentencing was also established during the hearing. Webb received 20years for count one and 15 years for count two, both terms to run concurrent with the other.
She began her sentence immediately and was remanded to the custody of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.
The last known proceedings for Justin Webb were scheduled for November 18th and 19th of 2016, however on the 13th of November, that hearings/trial was cancelled. No further action has been taken.