CLEVELAND (WJW) -- Jason Shorter, 43, was sentenced on Monday to life in prison, with eligibility of parole after serving 41 years, for the May 2018 murder of his 1-year-old son.
Prosecutors say Shorter left his apartment near Regency Drive and Laurent Drive in May 2018 with his son during a visitation and was required to take the baby back to his mother later that evening. According to authorities, he stabbed the baby in the back seat of his car while in the parking garage of his apartment complex.
Approximately two hours later, Shorter walked into the lobby of the Parma Police Department and told officers he was turning himself in for the murder and attempted suicide.
He was bleeding from self-inflicted wounds to his wrists and chest. Shorter stated that he hurt his son and that he was in the trunk of his car.
Officers arrested Shorter and found the baby in the trunk with two stab wounds to his chest.