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Judge sets bond at $1 million for Sharonville father charged in son's death

Joshua Mounts is booked in the Hamilton County Jail (Provided) Joshua Mounts is booked in the Hamilton County Jail (Provided)
SHARONVILLE, OH (FOX19) -

A judge set a $1 million bond Friday for a Sharonville father charged with murder in connection with the death of his months-old son, according to Hamilton County jail records.

Joshua Mounts, 27, is charged with murder. Mounts was caring for his son, Jayce, when the baby suffered a skull fracture due to blunt force trauma to his head, Sharonville police announced Thursday.

"Yes, I have a 6-month-old, he just quit breathing," Mounts said in a 911 call after the incident.

"OK he's not breathing?" the dispatcher said.

"No," said Mounts. "What should I do?"

The incident happened Jan. 25, though authorities say it wasn't immediately known the child was abused. The mother says she was not home at the time of the incident. A toxicology report and ensuing investigation led to the father.

Jayce recently died from his injuries. His death was ruled a homicide.

The mother of the child posted a poem to Facebook this week that read: "I thought of you today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart."

Mounts was arraigned Friday morning.

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