NEW YORK - 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.
A passerby found the badly decomposed body of Christopher Adams, 49, on Oct. 26 in a heap of trash in the area of Van Sinderen and Herkimer Street, awaiting pickup.
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.
New York police are holding the younger Adams on charges of murder, concealing a human corpse, tampering with physical evidence, and criminal possession of a weapon.
It was unclear if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.