Monday, April 30, 2012

Dad "hears voices" and slashes arms of 8-year-old son (San Diego, California)

UNNAMED DAD, apparently with mental illness.

Father Hears Voices and Slashes Son's Forearms
By Mike Wille
 SAN DIEGO - A 30 year-old man who took his family to the Mt. Hope Cemetery, said he heard voices in his head telling him to sacrifice his 8 year-old-son.  He then took out a knife and sliced open both of his son's forearms.  The father then sliced open his own forearms with the knife.

Officers later arrived and took the father into custody and was transported to a local trauma center where he will be treated before being booked into County Jail.

The child was taken to Children's Hospital for treatment. 

The father will be booked for child abuse and assault with a deadly weapon.  The Child Abuse Unit is investigating.