He was tasked with watching his girlfriend’s toddler as she gave a friend a quick ride. Instead, he beat the child to death.
Now, the murderer will spend decades behind bars.
Recently, a Pennsylvania judge sentenced Tyler Scott Mason to 20 to 40 years in prison for killing 3-year-old Aiden Lombardi, according to the Observer Reporter. Mason was dating the victim’s mom, Megan Meyers.
Mason previously pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and child endangerment, according to the Observer Reporter.
On Feb. 2, 2021, Mason was supposed to watch the child as Meyers was away from the home, according to the Observer Reporter. She told police that Lombardi appeared fine and said “goodbye” as she left to give a friend a ride.
But Meyers soon got a call from Mason, who said the boy was acting strange and wouldn’t wake up, the report noted.
Meyers called 911 and when paramedics arrived, they found Aiden had bruises on his forehead, jawline and left ear, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The child was unresponsive and had no pulse.
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The victim went to the hospital, where he died the next day, according to the Tribune-Review.
Neighbors told police they heard Lombardi screaming in the apartment before police arrived.
During a sentencing hearing, Meyers told the court that her son had five different skull fractures when they decided to pull him off life support, according to the Tribune-Review.
“I, a loving, caring mother, had to lay on a hospital bed with my toddler and whisper in his ear that he was going to see a bright light, and it was okay to go there, that he was going to be safe and loved there,” she stated, according to the Tribune-Review.
Meyers said she and her son both trusted and loved Mason. But now she called him “evil.”
“I am a defeated mother failed by the evil of the world,” Meyers stated.
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