NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City father was charged on Monday with the murder of his 8-year-old son who apparently had been strangled, police said.

The boy was found dead in their home in the city's Queens borough on Sunday evening after police received a call reporting an emotionally disturbed person, representatives for the New York Police Department said.

The father, Boujeke Kenmoe, 41, was hospitalized with self-inflicted injuries and remained in stable condition, police said. He was charged with second-degree murder.

Police said the boy's name was not being released until family could be notified. The boy's mother was not present at the time of the killing, police added.

(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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