4th defendant in malnourished boy’s death get prison


A man charged with neglect in the death of a malnourished 9-year-old Indiana boy with cerebral palsy has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Hubert Kraemer pleaded guilty to neglect charges in Vigo Superior Court and was sentenced Friday. The sentence includes four years of probation for the 58-year-old Kraemer.

The boy, Cameron Hoopingarner, was blind and weighed less than 15 pounds when officers found him in February 2017 at the family’s home near Fontanet, 60 miles west of Indianapolis.

The boy’s primary caregiver was Kraemer’s wife, Robin Kraemer. She was convicted in 2017 and sentenced to prison.

The Kraemers’ adult son and his girlfriend earlier entered guilty pleas.

Information from: Tribune-Star

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