By Theodore Shoebat
A Satanist and heretic in Texas carved a pentagram into his son’s back as part of a ritual blood sacrifice, according to one local report:
Brent Bartel said he turned to the Bible when he believed his wife was cheating on him in 2012.
The spirits told him they wanted a blood offering to God for what his wife had done, so he picked up a box cutter and carved a pentagram into the back of his then-6-year-old son at his Richland Hills home, according to Tarrant County court documents obtained by the Star-Telegram. The boy survived.
Bartel, 42, has been found incompetent to stand trial several times and was sent to several state hospitals in Texas, but in 2015 he was ruled competent to face the charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/family member
In recent weeks, Bartel has been in the Tarrant County Jail.
His trial begins Tuesday.
“Dismiss (the charges) because I’m without sin,” Bartel has told his lawyer, according to court documents.
His attorney, Joetta Keene of Arlington, has filed an intent for an insanity defense. She could not be reached Monday.
Court documents provide this account of Bartel’s life:
His parents divorced when he was young and he moved with his mother to Oregon. He has told doctors he suffered signs of maladjustment as a child, with problems including neglect by his father, behavioral difficulties in school and legal troubles as a teenager.
Bartel said he met his wife, who is from the Philippines, on the Internet. They communicated for five years before they married and had a son.
Bartel has denied a history of mental health treatment, but records show he had counseling as a youngster. The Richland Hills father also didn’t tell doctors he has had suicidal thoughts, but he tried twice to kill himself before the incident with his son on Dec. 12, 2012.
Police were summoned to the Bartel home about 12:10 a.m. that day, after Bartel called 911. A neighbor also called police after the child’s mother fled to the neighbor’s home.
During the 911 call, Bartel told the Richland Hills dispatcher, “I inscribed a pentagram on my son.”
Authorities said Bartel used a box cutter to carve the pentagram, a five-pointed star.
Bartel also told the dispatcher, “I shed some innocent blood.”
Asked why he did it, Bartel replied, “It’s a holy day.”
Blood was found smeared on the frame of the front door of the home.
Bartel’s mother, in a telephone interview from Portland, Ore., in December 2012, said her son had no history of mental illness but had recently been under tremendous stress.
Another consequence of freedom of religion and the toleration for demonic religion.