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  • 2 January 2014, 9:26

Arizona Father Kills 'Demon' Son With Axe

An Arizona man has told police he killed his 13-year-old son with an axe because he believed the boy was a demon.

Gary Sherrill, 51, was arrested on New Year's Eve and held inMaricopaCounty Jail on a charge of first-degree murder.

His ex-wife called police after he failed to return their child.

The boy had been picked up by his father a day earlier but the mother had been unable to contact them.

KNXV-TV reported thatSherrill initially told officers the boy was not home, but the child's body was discovered after Sherrill eventually let police enter the house.

Authorities said the boy had stab wounds and lacerations to several parts of his body.

Sergeant Steve Martos saidSherrill told police he believed his son was a demon and was going to eat him.

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