Man sentenced to 72 years in prison for murdering infant son

Cory Wallace (Provided Photo/Delaware County Jail)

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A judge has sentenced Cory Wallace to 72 years in prison.

He was convicted at the end of September in the murder of his infant son.

According to the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office, he will serve all 72 years in prison.

Investigators said in February 2015 Wallace dropped his 5-month old son on the floor, which documents later said the child died of blunt force trauma.  Wallace then set the house on fire in order to cover up the child’s death, according to investigators. However, it was later discovered that the child had died before the fire was set.

After a months long investigation into the case, Wallace was arrested in August of 2015.