Courtroom Mayhem: Man Attacks Brother Who Killed His Own Baby
A man was attacked in the courtroom by his brother, after being sentenced to 25 years in jail for the death of his baby son.
Kwin Boes had just been sentenced to the lengthy jail term in a courtroom in Evansville, in the U.S. state of Indiana, on Wednesday, when he was set upon by brother Jeremiah.
Boes was earlier found guilty of domestic battery resulting in death, after his baby son -- three-month-old Parker -- died last May. The boy's death was ruled a homicide, and the cause as blunt force trauma to the head, local media reported.
Facing 40 years in jail, Boes entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to a lesser punishment. He had initially claimed the baby boy was injured after falling off the couch and hitting his head.
As Boes was being led from the room by court deputies, clad in an orange prison jumpsuit and handcuffs, Jeremiah leapt upon him, punching him in the face.
The men were separated by police. Jeremiah is now facing charges of battery related to the incident.
“He’s going through some things. He’s upset anyway," Parker's grandmother, Lisa Hartley, said of Jeremiah.
"That really upset him just to see [Boes] come out, I don’t know if he heard how much time he got or if he was just upset about his nephew. This is a horrible crime."
"I don’t care what happens to Kwin. I don’t care what happens to him ever."