NYC Man Who Dumped Dad's Body in Sidewalk Trash Arrested in Louisiana

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A Brooklyn man accused of stabbing his father 46 times and leaving his body in a pile of garbage has been taken into custody by New York police after the man was pulled over in Louisiana.

The body of Christopher Adams, 49, was discovered by cops responding to a 911 call on Oct. 16 about a "person-shaped black bag" on a Cypress Hills sidewalk near Van Sinderen Avenue and Herkimer Street.

New York police took custody of Joseph Adams, 26, soon after being informed by Louisiana authorities that he was apprehended during a traffic stop near New Orleans.

Police say that after repeatedly stabbing his father, Adams wrapped the body in a blanket and stuffed it into a trash bag.

The NYPD announced the arrest of 26-year-old Joseph Adams, whose Brooklyn address is listed two blocks from the victim. He faces charges of murder, concealment of a human corpse, tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of a weapon.

According to police sources, the younger Adams is the son of the victim and is responsible for the death of his father.

Contact information for Joseph Adams' attorney was not immediately known.

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