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Phoenix man remains jailed in ax killing of son

Phoenix man remains jailed in ax killing of son

By Taylor Higgins. CREATED Jan 2, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - A 51-year-old Phoenix man remains jailed on a first-degree murder charge in the ax killing of his 13-year-old son.
   
Gary Reagan Sherrill is being held in lieu of $1 million bond. That's a result of his appearance before a judge Wednesday after being arrested on New Year's Eve.
   
Police discovered the boy dead after going to Sherrill's home in response to a check-welfare request by Sherrill's ex-wife, the boy's mother.
   
Police say Sherrill told officers he believed his son was a demon and that his son was going to eat him.
   
It's not immediately known whether Sherrill has a lawyer. He faces several court dates this month.
   
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Information from: KNXV-TV, http://www.abc15.com

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