Wife of foster father accused in child’s death now in custody

Published: Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 6:05 PM


            Shureka Weaver
Shureka Weaver

UPDATE @ 4:07 p.m. (Nov. 2): Arraignment for Shureka Weaver, who was booked in at the Montgomery County Jail this morning, has been moved up to Thursday, according to online jail records.

Dayton police arrested Weaver, who had been sought on a warrant triggered by a grand jury indictment, about 8:44 a.m. at police headquarters in downtown Dayton. She is being detained on no bond on one count of child endangering.

UPDATE @ 9:11 p.m. (Nov. 1): Shureka Weaver, wife of the former Dayton pastor accused of murder and other felonies in the death of their 2-year-old foster son, has been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury in connection with the case.

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The grand jury empaneled for the September term returned a true bill on one count of felony endangering children (parent causing serious harm).

Shureka Weaver, 39, is to be arraigned Nov. 15.

She was not in custody Tuesday night, according to the arraignment schedule released Tuesday and a check of Montgomery County Jail online records.

Torace Weaver, in the county jail on $1 million bail, is due in court Dec. 5. He has been charged with murder and other felonies in Stanley Thomas’s death in November 2015.

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A Jan. 9, 2017, trial date is set for Torace Weaver. He was Stanley Thomas’s foster father but he and his wife had not adopted the boy, Kevin Lavoie, Montgomery County Children Services, confirmed in late August 2016 when Torace Weaver was arrested by U.S. Marshals.

There were no other fosters in the home, Lavoie said, noting the Weavers received their licensure to become foster parents in August 2015.

The boy’s death was ruled a homicide in March 2016.

On Nov. 18, 2015, emergency first responders were called to King of Glory Church on Genesee Avenue in Dayton, where Weaver was pastor, on a report of a toddler not breathing. The child was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Injuries included bruises, scars and a large burn, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

Weaver told authorities the child had fallen from a table at the church.