Police say a 51-year-old man has confessed to killing his teenage son with an axe – because he apparently believed him to be a flesh-eating demon.
Gary Sherrill was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder on New Year’s Eve, AP reports.
Sherrill, of Phoenix, Arizona, shared custody of 13-year-old David with his ex-wife.
She notified police when Sherrill failed to return the boy to her home on Tuesday.
Neighbours told the channel Sherrill had been acting “strange” lately, with one adding: “He had been screaming at a tree the other day.”