Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Sun and clouds both Saturday and Sunday with daytime high temps in the mid and upper 50s. Merry Christmas!
RICHLAND HILLS (December 12, 2012)—Brent Troy Bartel of North Richland Hills, who’s accused of carving a pentagram on his 6-year-old son's back, told a 911 dispatcher that he did it because Dec. 12, 2012 is “a holy day,” police said.
Richland Hills police said Brent Troy Bartel is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
He was jailed Wednesday in lieu of $500,000 bond.
Sgt. Nathan Stringer says 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 say 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.