CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A Parma man convicted of murdering his 1-year-old son was sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 41 years.
Jason Shorter, 42, stabbed Nicholas Lawrence Shorter to death in May of 2018.
“He selfishly took away Nicholas’ right to live, to love, to experience his first kiss,” said Nicholas’ mother.
On May 12, 2018, Shorter walked into the Parma Police station and stated he wanted to turn himself in for attempted murder and suicide.
Shorter was bleeding from self-inflicted cuts on his wrists.
When police searched Shorter’s vehicle in the parking lot, they found his son in the trunk with stab wounds to the chest.
The little boy was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
“This individual viciously took the life of his son, apparently to spite the child’s mother,” said Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley.
“You made it clear that you should have never had any access to that sweet little boy, you never had his best interest at heart,” Nicholas’ mother added. “It was more about control and winning for you.”
In January, Shorter pleaded guilty to several charges; including, aggravated murder and kidnapping.