Texas man accused of carving pentagram into 6-year-old son's back

POSTED: 2:11 PM Dec 12 2012   UPDATED: 2:23 PM Dec 12 2012
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RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) -

A North Texas man is accused of carving a pentagram on his 6-year-old son's back, telling a 911 dispatcher that he did it because "it's a holy day."
    
According to Richland Hills police. Brent Troy Bartel faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He's jailed in lieu of $500,000 bond.
    
Sgt. Nathan Stringer said Bartel called 911 early Wednesday morning and said he'd shed innocent blood. Wednesday's date is 12-12-12, a once-in-a-century event.
    
Officers in the Fort Worth suburb said they arrived and found that most of the child's back was covered with a large pentagram. Richland Hills police also recovered a box cutter they believe was the weapon used to cut the boy.
    
The child was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately released.