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    IN - Kathy Baker, 20, Riley, 22 May 1979

    Richard Boswell was arrested in October of 2010 for the murder of Kathy Jo Baker and the attempted murder of Ryan Baker, who was two-and-a-half years old. There were two mistrials but during the third trial, he was found guilty.

    http://wthitv.com/2015/04/17/richard...empted-murder/

    Boswell has also been convicted of trying to kill the couple’s son, Ryan, who was two-and-a-half years old at the time. Searchers found him crying next to his mother’s deceased body with a fractured skull.
    He was sentenced to 100 years in prison, 55 years for Baker’s murder and 45 years for the attempted murder of her son.

    http://www.mywabashvalley.com/story/...CkujeyIbv21XXw

    http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_n...1f39848e5.html

    “It is my wish that you will receive the maximum penalty that the law will allow,” Scroggins said. “It will give our family some satisfaction knowing you will never be able to hurt our family, or anyone else’s, ever again.”

    Baker’s mother, Carole Monett, added that the last four-plus years “have been hell” waiting for Boswell’s jury trial. She asked that Boswell be locked up “for the rest of your natural life.”

    But during the victim impact statements, it was Riley resident Les Boling who spoke most directly to Boswell, calling his life “a complete waste” and recounting that as a youngster, Boswell had tormented local children with his BB gun, terrorized women and attacked a young woman.

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    Excellent follow-up article on the 36th anniversary of Kathy's murder. Kathy's loved ones have received justice and now a sense of closure.

    "Amid roses, pictures and balloons sent skyward, Kathy Jo Baker's family shares loss, memories and a way to move forward: After 36 years, relief"

    http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_n...4fab95023.html


    "This is what I’m left with. A photo album with empty pages.”

    Ryan Baker carefully turned the album pages as he stood near the grave site of his beloved mother, Kathy Jo.

    He smiled wistfully at a few of the images, including a collection of studio photos showing him as a baby and toddler held by his mother and father, Kenny Baker. A young family thinking about a bright future.

    “All I have is a few pictures. I have no memory of her,” Ryan said quietly.

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    Appeals court upholds Vigo cold case conviction

    http://www.tribstar.com/news/appeals...f4f529711.html

    The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a Riley man's murder conviction and sentence in the 1979 death of a young mother and the attempted slaying of her toddler son.

    In an opinion issued Wednesday, Senior Judge Ezra Friedlander found no errors in the handling of two mistrials, the third jury trial or the sentencing of Richard L. Boswell Jr. in Vigo Superior Court 6.



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