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Suspect in two-year-old's beating death has history with the system


Court records reveal new details about the Richmond man accused of beating to death his girlfriend's two-year-old son. Before Kevin Webb was brought up on charges relating to O'ustin Spratley's killing, he had several encounters with the justice system.

According to papers filed by Kevin Webb's attorney, the most recent charge dealing with the death of O'ustin Spratley goes to the grand jury next week, but Webb's history with the system spans decades.

The charges of malicious wounding and felony child neglect, stemming from the O'ustin's slaying are the most serious of the issues we've uncovered. The medical examiner says the two-year-old died of blunt force trauma to the abdomen late last month. Prosecutors say there were visible bruises on the child and a broken rib.

That case is now working its way through the court, where Kevin Webb's history dates all the way back to 1996.

The case for the failure to obey visitation rules was dismissed, but the record reveals details of Webb's life. The mother of two of his children asked the court to have Webb's visitation rights removed after she says he failed to bring the children back at the ordered time. She also writes in a handwritten note in the file, she reported Webb to Child Protective Services after abuse to one of the kids. Again, that case was dismissed, although we don't know why.

Webb also experienced issues with child support with two other women. The fights went on for years. In one case in 2003, Webb requested a decrease in his payments because he was married with two kids and his financial status had changed. That request to amend the support was denied.

In the most recent case, a motion filed by the defense attorney, asks for a gag order and the closure of the case files. It specifically cites heightened media attention and interviews reporters did with O'ustin's family. The judge denied that motion, so for now we're still able to get you information.

Webb is scheduled to be back in court on the current counts related to the two-year-old's death in two weeks. 

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