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Bond denied to Riverwalk Augusta beating suspect Kevin D. Richardson

Prosecutor describes attack

Friday, May 31, 2013 5:34 PM
Last updated Saturday, June 1, 2013 1:52 AM
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One of two Augusta men accused of taking part in the brutal beating of a couple out for a stroll on the riverwalk was denied bond Friday.

Kevin D. Richardson, 21, was denied bond in Richmond County Su­per­ior Court.

Assistant District Attorney Laura Stewart said a witness saw Richardson and Robey E. Moses, 21, in blood-splattered clothes and shoes the morning after the May 3 attack.

The two suspects told the witness that they admitted to beating Ashley Solesbee and Wes­ley Spires, the prosecutor said.

Solesbee and Spires were near the former site of Fort Discovery when two men approached and asked Spires whether they could borrow his cellphone to call for a ride, Stewart said. One tried to grab the phone from Spires, who struggled to keep it.

Moses had a metal baseball bat and hit Spires, Stewart said. The other man knocked Soles­bee to the ground and beat her, Stewart said.

Spires – who is still hospitalized in the intensive care unit – suffered more injuries because he
tried to shield Solesbee, Stewart said.

Spires suffered massive head trauma and numerous head and facial fractures.

Doctors had to remove a section of Spires’ skull because of the swelling caused by the beating, Stewart said.

Solesbee also suffered numerous head and facial fractures. She is constantly dizzy and in pain and might need surgery, Stewart said.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/31/13 - 06:27 pm
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Good. I hope he views the

Good. I hope he views the world from behind bars for the next 30 years.

just an opinion
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just an opinion 05/31/13 - 08:53 pm
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First Friday

Sorry Richardson, you want be able to participate next week.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 06/01/13 - 08:27 am
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30 years??? The rest of his

30 years??? The rest of his natural life in a 10x10 cell would not be hard enough for him or any others like him. Send him to Mexico. They would deal with him without kid gloves.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/01/13 - 09:06 am
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Now there is an idea JRC!

Judges should have the ability to strip citizenship for certain criminal behavior. We could then banish them to other countries whom we would pay to house them in their prisons; say $5k/year, saving us $30K.

We save money and eliminate the troublemakers in the prisons. Works for me.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/01/13 - 10:03 am
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Come on guys.
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Give the boy a chance to commit another hate crime.

scoopdedoop64
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scoopdedoop64 06/01/13 - 01:53 pm
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Nothing Really Satisfies

You know when people do such evil things to someone else I can't think of one thing that really satisfies the desire for revenge or justice. The closest is life in jail but for some that is what they want so they don't have to work. Death seems too easy. Either way we need to remove people like this so they can't hurt others.

chascushman
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chascushman 06/01/13 - 02:09 pm
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If this was white on black
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If this was white on black ole Jesse, ole Al and the NAACP would be calling it a hate crime which it was. So why it is not being called what it was? This is an excellent example of the double standard of racism in the US.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/01/13 - 03:06 pm
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No smiley face

Who's sorry now......what a waste of life.....jailtime now big boy!

linux
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linux 06/01/13 - 03:15 pm
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Good reason for a carry permit

I can't remember what time this happened, I think late evening, when it was dark. In any event it's a reminder not to go into certain areas (this being one of them) after dark unless you're in numbers or are (legally) carrying a handgun. It's after the fact now of course, but if the victim had shown a handgun none of this would have happened and no shot would have to have been fired.

my.voice
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my.voice 06/01/13 - 03:25 pm
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Where is the racial outcry? I

Where is the racial outcry? I understand the male victim here will need assistance the rest of his life.

scoopdedoop64
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scoopdedoop64 06/01/13 - 03:53 pm
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hypocritical

@my.voice You are right. We all know if the colors were different then this would be national news. But a lot of things in life are hypocritical. Think of way politicians get a way with perjury. Ex. Clinton (I didn't have sex with this woman) or Eric Holder telling congress under oath he had nothing to do with the investigation of a Fox News reporter yet we have his signature on a warrant to do so. If you and I lied like that then we would go to jail for a long time but they do it all the time. There is no fairness in this system at all.

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dstewartsr 06/01/13 - 06:12 pm
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While I agree

... with all the posters writing about the efficacy of concealed carry, I'm still p-o'ed that this well known criminal hunting ground is not policed. CCW's are for the unexpected in life; this attack was only a matter of timing- not occurrence.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 06/02/13 - 05:19 pm
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To bad George Zimmerman was

Too bad George Zimmerman was not at the Riverwalk that fateful evening...

mrenee2003
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mrenee2003 06/03/13 - 03:47 pm
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Race

None of the posters spun up about race seem to understand the definition of a hate crime. A hate crime is when you target a victim and perpetrate violence against that person because you hate the person for being whatever it is you hate (race, sexual orientation, religion etc.). The criminal above has not, as yet, been charged with a hate crime because it appears there is no evidence to suggest it was predicated on hate; it appears to be related to a combination of greed, stupidity, and evilness. In any event, I hope he goes to jail and that the poor young man in the hospital has a full recovery. My prayers to the family.

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lifelongresident 06/03/13 - 04:56 pm
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mrenee
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i respectfully disagree most, if not all of the posters know what a hate crime is. the point they (myself included) are trying to make is the race pimps, so-called black community/religious leaders, and all the other bottom feeders will make this an issue of race if the victims were black and the perps were white. in this town it is done time and time again. you have these race-pimp, religous-community bottom feeders crying "racism/racist" at the drop of a hat when the victime is black but in this case you never hear from them even to address the very people they claim to care about or want to lead regarding the out of control black-on-black crime, high rates of drop-out, poor/violent schools, the importance of getting and education or how important it is for black women to "keep their legs closed" get an education, find a decent man who respects them, get a job, and stay off of "da welfare and foo stamps" they do the exact opposite, these race pimp bottom feeders only care about one thing and that is to do every thing in their power to keep their "collection plates" full every sunday. these people believe their "40 acres and a mule" comes in the form of welfare, foo stamps, EBT, free Gubiment housing, and a check each month for energy assistance, meanwhile you have more and more black children being born to teenage mothers who lack the training, experience, job skills, or education to properly raise the children and when they gat to be teenages they turnout just like this piece of crap richardson...and where are the so-called community/religious leaders???? hiding under the rocks, slime, and ooze until the next black thug get (justifiably so) shot by the police..then out they come hollering "we hall obercome, no justice-no peace"

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