WALLBACK, W.Va. — A Clay County father is in police custody for allegedly abusing his 7-week-old twin girls, causing severe injuries.

West Virginia State Police arrested Richard Solomon Osborne, 29, of Wallback, and charged him with child abuse resulting in serious injury.

State Police at the Clay Detachment received a call Tuesday from a social worker at Charleston Area Medical Center, Women and Children’s Hospital regarding suspected child abuse.


Troopers responded to the call and found that both infants had severe injuries including several broken bones and brain bleeds.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Clay County Magistrate Court, one infant had several brain hemorrhages and broken ribs while the other infant had a hematoma on the right side of her head and several broken bones, including both her legs, arms and her ribs.

Troopers said, on at least one occasion, Osborne grabbed the infants while they were crying and held them tightly against his chest until they stopped crying. Troopers believe that is what led to the infants’ injuries.

Osborne is currently being held at the Central Regional Jail on a $40,000 bond.

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  • Disgusted

    You know, the brother and his wife of this child abuser went up there to visit him at his farmhouse ( he met bail) they brought their youngest child with them! He's already talking he wants to commit suicide and the house is loaded with guns. Why not visit those babies who need all the love and support that they need (if they are allowed) and keep your own babies away, blood or not.

  • Tuffy

    Kill the S.O.B

  • Joe

    As my Pop used to tell my brothers and I, "Justice is where you find it".

    I'm guessing he is from a family of animals, as well.

  • jag

    They should bring back the "stocks" onto the courthouse lawn. Lock him up in them & let everybody who goes by throw a punch. Oh yea, leave him there till he breathes his last breath. He shouldn't be allowed back into the public. He has given up his rights. I am serious. The justice system sucks & the so called "judges" in many instances are just there for the glory & money. The jails aren't punishment anymore.

  • Melissa Eddy

    I just heard on the radio about a man that broke into a court house in WV and he is in jail with a bond of $125,000.00. How is it that a person can abuse two innocent and helpless children and his bond is only $40,000.00. Please tell me what is wrong with this picture!!!

  • Cory Boothe

    A human sized vice for his head would be nice.

  • wvtd

    this person is nothing but pure evil. he will get what he deserves someday.

  • steve

    osborne meet bubba-your new lover, I mean cell mate

  • Joe

    What an absolute waste of blood. He looks like a real tough guy.

    My prayers and thoughts to the babies.

    I know Christ is holding them gently now.

    To all, his justice will come, and it will be swift.

  • Tonya

    String him up by them and everyone take a bat, hit him eveywhere every hour. Then once he feels he will receive the final blow to end his misery, grab him shake him until his brain rattles in his skull then walk away. Let him feel what he has done to the poor babies.

  • bruce bailey

    my dad beat my mom to near death with a baseball bat and lifted the bat to my head right as a cop walked in the house and he got more than that, was sentenced the next day too...this is pathetic and he should have his nuts cut off, minced, and fed to him with a spoon...maybe a little garlic if te person is feeling nice. rot in hell you sick bastard

    • Shadow

      I prefer the Chinese method as shown in "The Sand Pebbles", death by a 1000 cuts. Doing that, we can spread around the fun.

    • must go!

      " nuts cut off, minced, and fed to him "

      I like your thinking!

  • Dorothy

    Ok your honor what is your excuse for this minor bail amount? I think you need to step off your bench. Where are the babies rights? He needs a very long jail term and no bail PERIOD !!!!!!!!!

  • CPA

    If found guilty of this horrible crime. He needs to be taken out, tied to a pole, and a bullet put into his head. This animal has given up his right to ever breath again.

    • con

      stop insulting animals. They wouldn't do that!

      • CPA

        So true.

  • brandy

    This is so sick I have twin girls and I love them to death I don't know how someone could do this he should not be let out on bond!!!!!!

  • Christina

    People like this do not deserve to have children nor allowed to step foot near a child.it breaks my heart & makes me sick to hear this.anybody who has the balls to hurt any child needs to be tortured,to get the same abuse as they inflicted & the needle.