Virginia Dad Murdered His Infant Son to Collect $500K in Life Insurance: Prosecutor

A Virginia man has been convicted of murdering his 15-month-old son in what prosecutors say was an attempt to collect half a million dollars in life insurance, PEOPLE confirms.

Fairfax County, Virginia, Judge Randy Bellows issued his ruling on Thursday. Defendant Joaquin Shadow Rams, 38, will likely receive a life sentence as a result of the verdict.

Rams had waived his right to a jury trial after authorities agreed not to seek the death penalty, prosecutor Paul Ebert tells PEOPLE.

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