Police: Man carved pentagram on son
A North Texas man carved a pentagram into his 6-year-old son’s back Wednesday, telling a 911 dispatcher that he did it because “it’s a holy day,” Richland Hills police said.
Brent Troy Bartel was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Bartel called 911 early Wednesday morning, and in a matter-of-fact tone, said, “I shed some innocent blood,” according to a copy of the recording released by police. After the dispatcher said, “I’m sorry?” he repeated those words, then said he inscribed a pentagram on his son. When the dispatcher asked why, Bartel said “because it’s a holy day” before hanging up.
Officers in the Fort Worth suburb found the child with his back almost entirely covered with a