Phoenix, Arizona (The Weekly Vice) - Gary Sherill, a 51-year-old Arizona man, was jailed Tuesday after he allegedly hacked his son to death with an ax because he believed the boy was a demon.
According to Phoenix police, an investigation was launched when the victim's mother called 911 to report that her ex-husband had failed to return their son to her home following his scheduled visitation.
The victim's mother told police that she and Sherill share joint custody of their 13-year-old son, David, and that Sherill was scheduled to return their son to her home on New Year's Eve.
When police arrived at Sherill's home, he told them that his son wasn't home and that he didn't know where he was. After officers interviewed Sherill further, he eventually allowed them to enter his home.
Upon entering the home, officers found the boy dead with multiple stab wounds and lacerations covering several parts of his body.
Investigators say Sherill admitted to hacking his son to death with an ax because he believed the boy was a demon that was going to eat him.
Sherill was booked into jail and charged with first-degree murder.
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