NE Grandfather to Stand Trial for Intentional Death of His Grandchild

Posted 2 years ago

By Scott Carlson

Gavel_booksA May trial has been scheduled for a 48-year-old man accused of killing his 2-year-old grandson in the south-central Nebraska town of Naponee.

The Associated Press reports that Peter Draper is charged with intentional child abuse resulting in death and intentional child abuse resulting in serious injury. A court document says Draper had been seen hitting Joseph Rinehart Jr. An autopsy says the boy died April 30, 2012, of head and internal injuries.

Draper’s wife and the boy’s mother are charged with committing intentional child abuse resulting in death. Their trials haven’t been scheduled yet. All three have pleaded not guilty.

His trial will be held in Hastings, in part because the Franklin County courtroom acoustics would have been unfair to Draper because of his hearing impairment.


  • HUSKERLOVER

    picking on a 2 year old-killing the child……one thing i can say to this……give me 3 days , a vacant barn , rope , pliers and a blow torch….what that is in summary…………………JUSTICE

    Current score: 6
  • SomeTimes

    You forgot the 0+blood to help get them through the day.

    Current score: 2