A Richmond woman was sentenced October 4th in connection with the death of her 3-week-old child.
Rebecca Matthews was sentenced Friday, October 4th after she was retried on 11 counts of felony first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, all of which she was initially found guilty in 2016. Matthews was yet again, found guilty on all counts and according to case.net received incarceration of 4 years on one count of felony first degree child endangerment, 3 years on another count of felony first degree child endangerment, and two years each on two additional charges of felony first degree child endangerment. The court upheld three sentences on three separate charges of felony first degree child endangerment in 2018. She was granted a retrial on the 11 felony charges in 2018 after she appealed the initial judgement stating the basis for the guilty verdict was founded on evidence irrelevant to the charges she was facing at that time. Her husband, Dennis Matthews was sentenced in late September in connection with the same homicide case stemming from their actions that resulted in the death of their infant daughter.