GIBSON COUNTY, Ind. (CNN/Meredith) -- A punch to the face, seemingly out of nowhere, greeted Kwin Boes as he walked out of an Indiana courtroom Wednesday.

Boes was just sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of his 3-month-old son last year.

As Boes made his exit, the baby’s uncle, Matt Hartley, hurled himself at Boes in the hallway.

Law enforcement ushered Boes from the scene while Hartley was handcuffed.

Hartley now faces a battery charge.

Boes pleaded guilty to domestic battery last month, getting him less jail time.

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Logicandreason101

Pleading guilty is admitting guilt. That's why he got a lighter sentence. That is how our judicial system works.

rmcknerney

Shortening the sentence is outrageous? Why isn't it being lengthened????????????

52cstarch

How can you earn “less jail time” after killing a three month old? There should be no bargaining here; it is not as if the child was provoking the adult, or on drugs and a bad kid, he was three freaking months old!

rmcknerney

I couldn't agree more. Has the world gone NUTS?

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