A change of venue was granted in the case of a Richmond man last week. Dennis Matthews, 25, was charged with one count of child abuse resulting in death last year. He and his wife, Rebecca Matthews, are accused of physically injuring their three-week-old daughter who later died at an area hospital. Both husband and wife have entered pleas of not guilty before Judge David Miller.
The preliminary hearings for Matthews will continue to be held in Ray County, but the trial itself will see a Carroll County venue.
He will next appear on March 6th at 8:30 a.m. Rebecca Matthews is also scheduled in court that same day.