Former University of Richmond basketball star sentenced to 20 years in prison for the tragic death of his 3-year-old son – Shocking details revealed in court testimony and chilling discovery in the family’s garage

RICHMOND, VA – Kassceen Weaver, a former basketball standout at the University of Richmond, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a state circuit court judge for the tragic death of his 3-year-old son, Eliel Adon Weaver.

Weaver was found guilty of felony murder, felony child neglect, and concealing a dead body following an incident on October 23, 2018. The discovery of Eliel’s remains in 2021 led to the judicial ruling, as per court records.

The sentences for murder, child neglect, and hiding the body will be served concurrently, amounting to 20 years behind bars. Weaver’s wife, Dina Weaver, who was initially arrested in connection to the incident, had all charges against her dropped due to claims of physical and emotional abuse by Weaver.

The investigation uncovered a history of domestic violence in the Weaver family, shedding light on the complexities within their household, according to court documents. In a chilling turn, authorities found Eliel’s body in a freezer in the Weaver family’s garage, revealing disturbing details of how the child’s remains were concealed.

Weaver’s defense team argued that the specifics of Adon’s medical emergency that fateful night were unknown, creating uncertainty about the impact of calling 911. However, during the trial, Weaver’s wife delivered a heartbreaking testimony, recounting the night of Eliel’s death.

Weaver remains silent during the hearing as he faces an aggravated malicious wounding charge related to his ex-wife, scheduled for trial in March 2024. This tragic case serves as a reminder of the dire consequences of domestic violence and child neglect, with Eliel’s story hauntingly demonstrating the devastating outcomes of family turmoil.