Boitnott gets 18-years

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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. 

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