(SOURCE) PHOENIX – Police say a 51-year-old man killed his 13-year-old son because he believed he was a demon who was going to eat him.
Officers discovered the boy’s body after his mother called the Phoenix Police, saying she couldn’t get a hold of her son who was staying with her ex-husband.
When officers entered the home near Bethany Home Road and 10th Street, they found an unimaginable scene — the young boy was stabbed to death.
The home is now an unthinkable murder scene and police say the father confessed to killing his son with an axe.
According to police, Gary Reagan Sherrill believed his son, David Sherill, was demon possessed and was going to eat him.