Brent Troy Bartel called 911 and stated, “I shed some innocent blood.” When asked to clarify what he meant, the twisted man went on to say “I inscribed a pentagram on my son”…”cause it’s a holy day”.
Yesterday’s date was “12/12/12” which sparked a lot of superstition, weddings and other milestone events. This was the last of the triple number dates and the next one will not come again until January 1, 2101.
Apparently, Bartel wanted his poor son to remember this day forever.
At the same time, police say, the boy’s mother was also calling police from a neighbor’s house. She had run there, they say, to raise the alarm that Bartel was hurting their 6-year-old son.
When police officers arrived at the home, they say they found the traumatized boy standing shirtless with a large red pentagram carved into the skin on his back.
The police officers wrapped a jacket around the child, who they say was “cold and shivering,” and called paramedics, who took him to a children’s hospital for treatment. They arrested Bartel, whose manner was flat and emotionless, according to Sgt. Nathan Stringer. He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a family member.