Arrest warrant issued in the death of a Gibson County baby

Updated: May. 10, 2018 at 5:37 PM CDT
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The Gibson County Sheriff's office issued a warrant for the arrest of Kwin Boes yesterday in relation to the death of his son Parker Boes.

Gibson County Prosecutor Michael Cochren says that the Boes is facing two level one felony counts that could each bring with them 20-40 years in jail if convicted.

According to police reports, Boes claims that he fed the baby and went to sleep on the night of the incident. He says when he woke up he found the baby on his back on the floor next to the couch. According to police reports Boes said that he believed the child fell off the couch and hit his head on the table after he wiggled out of his "bobby pillow."

Parker Boes was brought to St. Vincents Hospital in Evansville before he was life flighted to Riley's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, where he was later pronounced dead.

An autopsy from the Marion County Coroner's office later showed that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head in a manner consistent with homicide.

Michael Cochren says that the prosecutor's office wanted to hold off issuing the arrest warrant until after they had received all the facts.

"The initial reaction sometimes from the public is, oh you have to file this now, file this now," said Cochren. "We want to make sure that we've got all the facts at our disposal before we go ahead and actually file the charges."

As of this story being posted no arrest has been made.

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.