Man sentenced to death for killing infant son in Walker County

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HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (KBTX) - A man convicted of killing his infant son has been sentenced to death.

According to the Walker County District Attorney's Office, Howard Lewis was sentenced by a jury on Thursday night after being convicted October 29.

Authorities say Lewis's son, Aiyden Lewis, was found strangled at his grandparents home near Huntsville in 2013.

Howard Lewis will be now be processed and taken to the Polunksy unit in Livingston.

According to the district attorney's office, Lewis has not been separately charged for the death of Shanta Crawford, the child's grandmother.

"It was the decision of the Walker County District Attorney’s Office to proceed under the provision of the Texas Penal Code that defines capital murder as causing the death of a child under the age of 10 years. At this time, there is no plan to proceed with a second prosecution for the death of Ms. Crawford, but that possibility remains open in the future," said Stephanie Stroud, first assistant district attorney in the case.