CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A St. Joseph man who left his baby in a field will spend the next 18-years in prison.
Thomas Boitnott was sentenced Monday. He left his 6-month old daughter, Karma, to die in a beanfield in 2015 for 15-hours.
Last year, an appeals court called for a retrial because the judge in the 2016 trial made a mistake and didn’t let Boitnott’s lawyer make a closing argument.
He was originally sentenced to 20-years.