Arizona Dad Sentenced For Putting Baby In Freezer

PHOENIX (AP) - A judge has sentenced a suburban Phoenix man to 10 years in prison for putting his 7-month-old son in a freezer.

Judge Robert Gottsfield also sentenced 24-year-old Chance Kracke (KRAH'-kee) Tuesday to lifetime probation after Kracke pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse.

Chandler police say Kracke told them in August he was high on methamphetamine when he put the boy on the bottom shelf of his freezer and closed the door because the kitchen floor was too dirty.

Kracke says he removed the baby after a few minutes when he began crying.

Kracke's wife, Leanne, was also sentenced to lifetime probation for child abuse.

Police say the 7-month-old suffered only a forehead laceration, possibly from the freezer door.