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Parma police charge father in connection with death of his 18-month-old son

Posted at 10:09 AM, May 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 10:09:17-04

Police have charged a Parma father in connection with the death of his 18-month-old son who was found in the trunk of his car over the weekend.

Jason Shorter, 41, of Parma, has been charged with one count of aggravated murder. Shorter is still under police custody at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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On Saturday, Shorter walked into the lobby of the Parma police station and told an officer he wanted to turn himself in for a crime.

Shorter had visible self-inflicted lacerations on both of his arms, according to police.

Police discovered the child in the trunk of Shorter's car. One-year-old Nicholas Shorter appeared to have been stabbed in the chest, according to police.

Police said the case remains under investigation as detectives work to reconstruct the events that led up to the child's death.