Joseph Elijah Mouton, 6 Months: Baby Found Dead in Refrigerator, Bayou Body Count No. 54

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A man who called 911 to say he was having suicidal thoughts is suspected of killing his infant son and putting him in the refrigerator, police say.

The body of Joseph Elijah Mouton, six months old, was found in the refrigerator in an apartment in the 7100 block of Beechnut about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Emergency personnel had been sent to the scene after the boy's father called to say he was considering suicide.

"When emergency personnel responded, they found the suspect unresponsive on the floor of his residence," HPD says. "Neighbors then expressed concern for the suspect's infant son."

The apartment was searched, and the awful discovery made. The suspect, who has not been named, remains hospitalized in Ben Taub. An autopsy is being done on the child.

The Houston Chronicle reports the child's mother was living in Clear Lake tending to a sick relative.


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kimbev69
kimbev69

maybe mom wasn't taking care of a shick relative and left him

Dartfrog37
Dartfrog37

Wth. What a jack ass. And momma taking care of a sick relative is a crock. I take care of a sick relative and my six kids ALONE. You have kids you take care of them and her obligation should have been to her child first. Shatty mom. And dads a ass. He was to chickenshat to kill hiself so he pussed out and called 911...sick of these mofo's in this world taken lives and pussing out when it comes to theirs being taken. All these damn death row inmates crying clemency crying for a new trial having some pissy ass statement to the relatives of the victims that were left behind. Jack asses dont deserve to say goodbye to their familys. Did their victims get to say goodbye to their families. Hell no they didnt..dumb ass dad shoulda called 911 before he killed his son i mean have some man balls call the cops and say hey send someone here i feel like im gonna loose it. Call the babies mom and say hey come take care of our son i cant handle whatever...i mean really what a tragedy...and yes mom shoulda been able to trust her babies dad...but...when we have kids their our priority not sick relatives...unless you take care of both at the same time... Sorry but the story said she moved to another city and was living with the sick relative meaning baby was left behind...sad...while dads laying up in the hospital bed with tubes might as well inject his sorry ass

Delic
Delic

You're an idiot and should just stop talking... and stop reproducing ALONE. Obviously your man (or multiple there of) didn't stick around for that reason. Some people have mental health problems and you're going to blame the mother for leaving her child in the care of his father. Just because you don't have that option, don't knock her for thinking she had a happy home and helping to provide care for someone in her family. What if it was her mom, or dad that was ill. We all have a responsible to care for our parents as well as our children. You're an insult to women everywhere by getting down on this woman WHO HAS EXPERIENCED A MOTHER'S WORST FEAR. You are a sick joke, and should never have another child again, especially if you can not feel empathy and sympathy for this woman. Now shut up and die.

Faubionsean
Faubionsean

Dartfrog37, your outta your mind to assume you know what the the mothers motivation was for helping her relatives. You read an article from the never mis-guiding press;) and your ready to hang her from the main street traffic lights

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

 What compassion for human suffering you DON'T have.  Six kids??? So you don't understand birth control?  With a judgmental mother like you, I feel sorry for your kids!!

kimbev69
kimbev69

you know maybe how this person said it is not the way you would have but i am outraged he killed the child also..and there should have been some signs he was in this state of mind...so why didn't she take the child..i think she just said here you deal with this kid and went about her business...maybe she was leaving him and if so this selfish bastard killed his baby probably to get back at her...

kimbev69
kimbev69

True i jump the gun sometimes but still gotta wonder if they will ever say

My2Cents
My2Cents

I don't know, I'd like to see more on this before I make a decision about the mother... 

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