Phoenix, Arizona -- Last year, Jaded posted about Chance Kracke, the tweaker who placed his infant inside a freezer while high on meth. The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to the two counts of child abuse and now Judge Robert Gottsfield sentenced him to ten years in prison and probation for the rest of his life.
Kracke told police he was doped up on meth when he thought it would be a good idea to put his son in the freezer and closed the door because the floor was too dirty for him to sit on. He then told them he removed the baby (anywhere from three to 20 minutes later) when the infant started to cry.
The boy’s mother, 26-year-old Leann Kracke, did not call police because she says her husband threatened to harm her if she did. It was the boy’s grandmother who called 911 after seeing her grandson’s injuries.
When police arrived at the couple’s apartment they noted that it was filthy with tra’sh, dismantled electronics, sharp objects, alcohol within reach of the children, cockroaches running around and the strong smell of feces and urine.
Leann pleaded guilty last month to two counts of child abuse and possessing drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to lifetime probation.
In court it was revealed that the couple, who also have a 14-month-old daughter, had been smoking meth every day for a month and a half up until the August incident.Tags: Arizona, Child Abuse, Crime, Drugs, freezer, meth