You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Courts

  • Warsaw printer accused over firing
    The Indiana Civil Rights Commission found probable cause that a Warsaw company discriminated against a pregnant employee. According to a press release issued Friday, the Warsaw location of R.
  • Office supplier denies bias suit
    In court documents filed Friday, a local office machine company denied the allegations of discrimination lodged against it. In September, the U.S.
  • Local man admits guilt in kidnapping attempt
    A 48-year-old Fort Wayne man pleaded guilty Friday to attempted kidnapping and other charges, admitting to firing a gun at his ex-girlfriend. Michael M.
Advertisement

Killer gets 20 more years for attack on guard

Deadrian Boykin

Just before 11:30 Christmas morning, 19-year-old Deadrian Boykins pummeled Allen County confinement officer Quinton Greer with a plastic lunch tray, fracturing bones in his face, smashing his nose and causing permanent hearing and vision damage.

On Tuesday, 20 additional years were added to Boykins’ 65-year murder sentence for killing 17-year-old Elijah O. Freeman a year ago.

A few days before the attack on the guard, Boykins received his sentence in that case. Awaiting transfer to the Indiana Department of Correction to begin serving his 65-year sentence for murder, Boykins attacked Greer as the guard was collecting lunch trays.

Prosecutors charged him with aggravated battery – causing serious permanent disfigurement or substantial risk of death.

Sneaking up alongside Greer, Boykins hit him in the head, according to testimony during his trial before Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull. As the guard became woozy, Boykins hit him again, using his fists and the hard plastic lunch trays.

Boykins said he was upset because Greer turned off the television.

Advertisement