Fortuna Man Sentenced To Life For Killing Infant Son

A Fortuna man will spend life in prison after being sentenced in a Moniteau County Court yesterday (Thursday) for killing his infant son.

According to court records Hamm was initially charged with First Degree Murder, however pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder and Abandonment of Corpse in the May, 2017 death.

Investigators found burnt skeletal remains of a child after executing a search warrant.

Hamm is accused hitting the child in the right temple with a large mug and after the child was cold to the touch and not knowing what to do he decided to burn the body according to the probable cause statement.