A  Richmond man appeared in court this morning. Dennis Matthews, 27, has remained behind bars since October of 2012 when he was charged with child abuse resulting in death of his 3 week old infant as well as 3 counts of abuse of a child and 7 counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

A continuance was granted for Matthews.  He is next scheduled to be in court on the 9th of January and remains behind bars on a $500,000 bond.