Phoenix Man Kills 13-Year-Old Son With An Ax - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Phoenix Man Kills 13-Year-Old Son With An Ax

Posted: Updated:
Mobile users, click this link to see slideshow photos and video: http://tinyurl.com/kbyopt6

UPDATE:


PHOENIX (AP) - A 51-year-old Phoenix man is being held on a $1 million bond after police say he killed his 13-year-old son with an ax.
    
Gary Reagan Sherrill appeared before a judge Wednesday after being arrested on New Year's Eve. Officers say he told them he believed his son was a demon and was going to eat him.
    
Police went to the Sherill's home and discovered the boy dead after getting a call from the boy's mother, Sherill's ex-wife. She said her husband failed to return their son to her after picking him up a day earlier, and she couldn't reach them.
    
The boy was dead when police arrived. He had stab wounds and lacerations to several parts of his body.
    
It's not immediately known whether Sherrill has a lawyer.

PREVIOUS STORY:

PHOENIX (AP) - Police say a Phoenix father has confessed to killing his son with an ax.
   
Sgt. Steve Martos says 51-year-old Gary Sherrill was arrested on New Year's Eve and booked on a charge of first-degree murder. It's not clear whether Sherrill has an attorney.
   
Sherrill's ex-wife called police after he failed to return their child. Sherrill picked up the 13-year-old boy a day earlier, but the mother had not been able to reach them.
   
KNXV reports Sherrill initially told police the boy wasn't home. Officers asked more questions, and Sherrill let them in. Police found the boy dead. He had stab wounds and lacerations to several parts of his body.
   
Martos says Sherrill told police he believed his son was a demon and that his son was going to eat him.

    

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

    State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 7:10 PM EST2017-11-23 00:10:52 GMT

    A group of state attorneys general is urging the National Park Service to scrap its proposed entrance fee hike at 17 popular national parks.    The top government lawyers from 10 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter Wednesday saying they don't want national parks to be "places only for the wealthy." All the signers are Democrats except for Arizona's Mark Brnovich.

    More >>

    A group of state attorneys general is urging the National Park Service to scrap its proposed entrance fee hike at 17 popular national parks.    The top government lawyers from 10 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter Wednesday saying they don't want national parks to be "places only for the wealthy." All the signers are Democrats except for Arizona's Mark Brnovich.

    More >>
  • VIDEO: Canadians turn delayed flight into party

    VIDEO: Canadians turn delayed flight into party

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 6:32 PM EST2017-11-22 23:32:12 GMT

    TORONTO - As you may know by now, Wednesday is the busiest travel day of the year. According to Flight Aware's live tally, as of Wednesday afternoon there were more than 11,000 delays and nearly 500 cancellations. Dealing with those delays can be a pain, but perhaps everyone could take a cue from our neighbors to the north.

    More >>

    TORONTO - As you may know by now, Wednesday is the busiest travel day of the year. According to Flight Aware's live tally, as of Wednesday afternoon there were more than 11,000 delays and nearly 500 cancellations. Dealing with those delays can be a pain, but perhaps everyone could take a cue from our neighbors to the north.

    More >>
  • Moses Lake woman arrested for attempting to sell stolen pocket watches online

    Moses Lake woman arrested for attempting to sell stolen pocket watches online

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 6:30 PM EST2017-11-22 23:30:01 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Moses Lake Police Officers arrested 21-year-old Brittany Strong Wednesday morning after she attempted to sell stolen property via a Facebook buy and sell page. Just a week ago today she was arrested for stealing hundreds of pieces of mail in the Peninsula area of Moses Lake. Officers say they received several tips from our Facebook readers Tuesday that Strong was trying to sell two antique gold watches. 

    More >>

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Moses Lake Police Officers arrested 21-year-old Brittany Strong Wednesday morning after she attempted to sell stolen property via a Facebook buy and sell page. Just a week ago today she was arrested for stealing hundreds of pieces of mail in the Peninsula area of Moses Lake. Officers say they received several tips from our Facebook readers Tuesday that Strong was trying to sell two antique gold watches. 

    More >>