A Burgettstown man will spend 20 to 40 years in prison for killing his girlfriend's 3-year-old son last year.
27-year-old Tyler Mason received the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to third degree murder.
Mason had beaten 3-year-old Aiden Lombardi to death back in February 2021. It was reported the child suffered five skull fractures, bruising on the face, and much more gruesome injuries.
Prosecutors say Mason was watching Aiden Lombardi in February 2021 when he called his girlfriend saying Aiden's breathing was shallow.
The judge says she wishes she could have given Mason more than the max sentencing for third-degree murder.
When paramedics arrived, they found Aiden in cardiac arrest with significant bruising. He died at the hospital.
3-year-old Aiden Lombardi was beaten to death by Tyler Mason in February of 2019. The toddler suffered five skull fractures, bruising all over his face and injuries too graphic to share.