Eli Webb transfer from Richmond City jail explained as ‘sleep apnea’

Posted at 9:04 PM, Jul 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-12 01:06:16-04

HENRICO, Va. (WTVR)--The man convicted of killing 24-year-old Richmond bicyclist Lanie Kruszweski and driving away from the scene will head back to court tomorrow.

Elias Webb has already been sentenced, to three years behind bars.

On Friday a judge will hear a motion by a Richmond prosecutor who allege that Eli Webb is receiving preferential treatment behind bars.

For full coverage of the trial, click here: Elias Webb hit-and-run case.

On Monday Webb was moved from the Richmond city jail to Henrico jail east, where he will remain until he is transferred to prison to serve his sentence. Prosecutors said Webb should serve his term in Richmond’s jail because the crime happened in the city.

But the defense said he was relocated because Henrico’s jail is better equipped to treat Webb’s sleep apnea.

Both the Richmond and Henrico sheriff said it's not unusual to transfer prisoners for medical needs.