RICHMOND, VA—Convicted hit-and-run driver Elias Webb will remain in a Henrico County jail while a Richmond judge weighs a motion in which prosecutors argue the sentence against Webb is not being carried out properly.
Elias Webb was sentenced to three years behind bars after being found guilty of felony hit-and-run in the July 2012 wreck left 24-year-old Lanie Kruszewski dead.
Richmond prosecutors filed the motion Tuesday, after learning Webb was serving time in a Henrico County jail and not the Richmond City Jail, Richmond Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Colette McEachin confirms.
The judge heard arguments Friday and will weigh the motion before making a ruling. In the meantime, Webb will remain at a Henrico County jail, awaiting the judge's ruling.
Webb had been moved from the Richmond City Jail to a Henrico County jail where he could receive treatment for sleep apnea. Richmond and Henrico sheriff's officials say is not unusual for inmates to change facilities so they may receive treatment for medical needs.
Prosecutors argue Webb is not properly serving out his sentence, as he's serving time in a Henrico County jail and not the Richmond City Jail, an overcrowded, un-air-conditioned facility.
A number of people testified today, including Richmond city sheriff C.T. Woody. He and other employees at the jail stated that if Webb is transferred to the city jail, they will have the resources to treat his condition. They also stated the jail already has inmates who have sleep apnea.
After the closing arguments and a brief recess, the judge decided to take the matter under advisement, and will make a decision at a later time.
In February, it took the jury of four men and 10 women just less than three hours to reach a guilty verdict in the 2012 hit and run case.
Following Webb's conviction, Lanie Kruszewski's family filed a $5 million civil lawsuit against him.
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