Father scared his son will eat him, killed him

Sherrill confessed to killing his son
A Phoenix , Arizona man has confessed to killing his own son with an ax on New Year’s Eve.

According to Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos, officers were called to an apartment near 12th Street and Bethany Home Road around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

The victim’s mother called police after her ex-husband, 51-year-old Gary Sherrill, did not return the boy to her home on New Year’s Eve.

Police say Sherrill and his ex-wife shared custody of their 13-year-old son David.

When officers arrived on scene, Sherrill told them his son was not home. Officers asked more questions and the suspect allowed officers into his home, Martos said.

When police entered the home, they found the boy already dead. Martos said the victim had stab wounds and lacerations to several parts of his body.

Martos said Sherrill confessed to killing his son with an ax and told officials he was scared of his son. He told police he believed his son was a demon and was going to eat him.

Some of Sherrill’s neighbors said he had been acting strange lately.

“He had been screaming at a tree the other day,” said Davina West.

Another neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said she had seen plenty of family drama.

“The parents were arguing, the mom was on the street, the dad was up by the apartment and the child was in the middle,” she said.

Sherrill was booked into jail on first degree murder charges.

ABC

  • 5thDrawer

    The good old ‘Devil made me do it’ line … insert the words ‘God’ or ‘Allah’ where applicable … that great need to blame something or someone for being a psychopath.

    • Hannibal

      I’d rather say “sa7teyn”… Hannibal Lecter?

      • Guest

        ..

        • Maborlz Ez-Hari

          Dont want to be around you when the pressure valve gives.

          • cook

            lol the what

          • 5thDrawer

            Means, when he farts … don’t strike a match unless you want a blue-flambed dessert. 😉

          • Hannibal

            LOL

        • Hannibal

          One of my favorite cuisine… Besides Mexican and Sushi… and of course Lebanese…

          • cook

            I go to Lebanese restaurants all the time here, they make the best food and tend to give big portions

  • 5thDrawer

    The good old ‘Devil made me do it’ line … insert the words ‘God’ or ‘Allah’ where applicable … that great need to blame something or someone for being a psychopath.

    • Hannibal

      I’d rather say “sa7teyn”… Hannibal Lecter?

      • cook2half
        • Maborlz Ez-Hari

          Dont want to be around you when the pressure valve gives.

          • cook2half

            lol the what

          • 5thDrawer

            Means, when he farts … don’t strike a match unless you want a blue-flambed dessert. 😉

          • Hannibal

            LOL

        • Hannibal

          One of my favorite cuisine… Besides Mexican and Sushi… and of course Lebanese…

          • cook2half

            I go to Lebanese restaurants all the time here, they make the best food and tend to give big portions

  • RockyFjord

    Well, this theme and its concomitant actions by individuals, runs through fundamentalist Protestantism and
    goes back to the witch hangings, I guess they were, at Salem, Mass, early Am history. The Catholic church
    had its streak of this as well, in the Inquisition 16th – 18th centuries. In the 1970’s and early 80’s, America saw a resurgence of belief in an active devil and demons, in the charismatic and fundamentalist cults. Many children died, some in ways I would not say lest you never get it out of your mind. So I’d be interested to know where this man got his ideas from, what background or group if any, and also whether he had been
    using or dosed with hallucinogens, which can cause animist types of experience and delusions. Poor kid.

  • RockyFjord

    Well, this theme and its concomitant actions by individuals, runs through fundamentalist Protestantism and
    goes back to the witch hangings, I guess they were, at Salem, Mass, early Am history. The Catholic church
    had its streak of this as well, in the Inquisition 16th – 18th centuries. In the 1970’s and early 80’s, America saw a resurgence of belief in an active devil and demons, in the charismatic and fundamentalist cults. Many children died, some in ways I would not say lest you never get it out of your mind. So I’d be interested to know where this man got his ideas from, what background or group if any, and also whether he had been
    using or dosed with hallucinogens, which can cause animist types of experience and delusions. Poor kid.