Monroe father gets maximum for killing infant son

MADISONVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) A Monroe County man will spend 25 years in prison for the murder of his four month old infant son.

Jonathan Fortener, 28, was given the maximum sentence yesterday.

Prosecutors argued Fortener killed his son, Austin, to stop his crying in August of 2004 at their Vonore home.

An Assistant DA says it's the worst case of Shaken Baby Syndrome he's ever seen.


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