Chandler dad sentenced for putting baby in freezer

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Chance Kracke By Jennifer Thomas Chance Kracke By Jennifer Thomas

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- A Chandler man who put his son in a freezer while high on meth was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.

Judge Robert Gottsfield also sentenced Chance Kracke to lifetime probation after he pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse.

Kracke told police in August that he was high on methamphetamine when he placed his 7-month-old son in the freezer while he was making something to eat.

He said he placed the baby on the bottom shelf and closed the door because the kitchen floor was too dirty to put him on it.

He removed his son after a few minutes when he heard the boy crying.

The child suffered a cut on his forehead, possibly from the freezer door.