Arizona Dad Charged With Ax-Murdering 13-Year-Old Son
Gary Sherrill tells cops dead boy was a demon
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2014 3:23 PM CST
Gary Sherrill   (Provided photo)

(Newser) – A Phoenix man is behind bars after police charged him with killing his 13-year-old son with an ax. As ABC 15 reports, police went to the home of 51-year-old Gary Sherrill yesterday afternoon after his ex-wife reported that he'd failed to return their son. Sherrill initially told cops that David Sherrill wasn't there, but eventually let them in, where they found the boy dead with stab wounds and lacerations. Sherrill confessed to killing his son with an ax, and told police that he was afraid of the boy and thought David was a demon who was going to eat him.

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May 11, 2014 4:33 PM CDT
Drop the bstrd in a glass box with 250 starving rats. Walk away. PROBLEM SOLVED !!!
May 9, 2014 8:16 AM CDT
First, I said this horrible incident was sad for everyone involved - meaning the victim, those who loved him, and the nutcase who murdered him. Then I commented that we need more ax control laws. My comment was denied completely. What commenter rule did I break?
May 9, 2014 7:05 AM CDT
Very sad and disturbing for everyone involved. Clearly, we need more ax control laws.