NE Man Found Guilty of Killing Grandson

Posted 11 months ago

By Scott Carlson

Peter Draper

Peter Draper

A 48-year-old Naponee man has been convicted of child abuse resulting in death for the killing last year of his 2-year-old grandson.

Peter Draper was convicted Friday by an Adams County jury of intentional child abuse resulting in death and intentional child abuse resulting in serious injury.

Prosecutors say Draper beat Joseph Rinehart Jr., who died in April 2012 at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Franklin. An autopsy showed the little boy died of head and internal injuries caused by blunt force trauma

Draper faces up to life in prison when he’s sentenced Aug. 1 in Franklin County.

Draper’s trial was moved to Adams County at the request of his attorney.


  • Really???

    Hope he dies, filthy scum! Who could beat a child this badly? Some real sicko’s out there.

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  • fox

    I hope you rot in hell you sick piece of crap!! You deserve to get beat within inches of your life…heal for a day or two and then get beat over and over. You are no better than the devil himself!!

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