Baby killer punched in face by relative outside courtroom

GIBSON COUNTY, Ind. — A dramatic scene played out at an Indiana courthouse Wednesday, as a man was caught on camera punching a father who had been sentenced for the death of his infant son.

Kwin Boes had just been sentenced when Jeremiah Hartley walked up and landed a punch as deputies were escorting Boes from the courtroom.


Gibson County Sheriff Tim Bottoms said Hartley was the baby's uncle. Hartley was immediately taken into custody and is now facing a battery charge.

Boes was arrested in May 2018 after his 11-week-old son, Parker, died of blunt force head trauma.

After a plea agreement, Boes was sentenced to 20 years in prison and five years of probation.