Joseph DeeLee Mouton Killed Six-Month-Old Son, Put Him in Refrigerator, Cops Say

The father of a six-month-old boy whose body was found in a refrigerator has been charged in the death.

Joseph DeeLee Mouton, 57, has been charged with injury to a child in connection with the May 2 death of Joseph Elijah Mouton.

Mouton called 911 about 8 a.m. May 2 to say he was considering suicide. He was unresponsive when emergency personnel arrived at the apartment in the 7100 block of Beechnut, and neighbors became concerned about the whereabouts of the son he was taking care of.

Police searched the apartment and found the child's body in the refrigerator.

Mouton has been released from the hospital, where he was treated for self-inflicted wounds, and has admitted his role in the death, police say.

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