Dinwiddie Grand Jury returns indictment on man for killing his teenage cousin

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By Brandon Jarvis

A Dinwiddie County Circuit Court grand jury returned the indictments against Anton Deonte Coleman, 21, in the asphyxiation slaying of Ke’Asia Adkins, 17, who authorities believe was killed up to three days before her body was found, said Dinwiddie Commonwealth’s Attorney Ann Cabell Baskervill.

Coleman is facing charges of first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile.

The medical examiner ruled the missing teen Ke’Asia Adkins’ death a homicide after her body was found near her home in Dinwiddie.

Adkins was missing for days before her body was located. Her family described her disappearance as unusual. 21-year-old Anton Deonte Coleman is was also charged with one count of abduction but not yet murder at the time.

Coleman was also charged less than a month before being arrested when he attacked his mother and step-father in Chesterfield, according to court documents obtained by the Richmond Times Dispatch.

The suspect, Anton Deonte Coleman, was charged with 2 counts of misdemeanor domestic assault and a felony charge for malicious wounding on Rosemont Ave in Chesterfield after an incident on June 8th.

“At the time the crimes against Ke’Asia Adkins are alleged, Anton Coleman was released to pretrial bail on pending violent charges in Chesterfield County,” Baskervill said. “The Chesterfield courts ordered that he have electronic monitoring as a condition of his release, so he left Chesterfield custody on June 13 with an electronic ankle monitoring bracelet that tracked by GPS his movements. He was wearing the same electronic ankle monitor bracelet when he was apprehended by Dinwiddie authorities on June 28,”

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