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

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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