Convicted murderer receives 20 more years in jailer attack

Deadrian C. Boykins (Provided Photo/Allen County Sheriff's Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Twenty years were added to Deadrian C. Boykins’s 65-year sentence for a Christmas Day attack on a jail guard.

Boykins was already serving time after being convicted in November of gunning down 17-year-old Elijah Freeman in the yard of a Fort Wayne home in April after the two had gotten into an apparent argument.

Court documents indicate that Boykins and jail guard Quinton Greer had a disagreement about the TV an hour before Boykins hit Greer in the head with a metal food tray, causing serious injuries.

Greer had been a confinement officer for three years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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