Jeremy Boshears Guilty of Murder

A Will County jury (Monday) convicted Jeremy Boshears of murder and concealing a homicide. The 36-year-old Coal City man faces 45 years to life in prison. A sentencing date is not yet set.

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced the verdict about 3 pm Monday. The jury had been deliberating since Friday. Boshears was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend Kaitlyn “Katie” Kearns in 2017. Boshears also was found guilty of concealing a homicidal death, a Class 3 felony.

Boshears, a member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, killed 24-year-old Kearns by shooting her in the head on November 13, 2017. Kearns’ body was discovered in the back of the Jeep she had been driving, in a pole barn on private property in Kankakee Township. Her father had reported her missing after she did not return from her job tending bar in Joliet the previous day.

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