Man sentenced to 45 years in son's beating death

A Fort Wayne man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison in the death of his 3-week-old son.

Twenty-five-year-old Jason A. Lambert last month pleaded guilty but mentally ill and prosecutors agreed to the prison time.

Lambert had said he had been treated for schizophrenia seven or eight years ago, but was competent to make the decision to plead guilty.

Two psychologists examined Lambert before his guilty plea. One found him to be insane while the other could not determine whether Lambert was indeed insane at the moment of the crime.

Investigators say Lambert was alone with his son, Alexander, when the infant was fatally injured.

Jason Lambert's father said at his son's sentencing Friday that his family loves him but does not condone his actions.


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