The audio recording of the call shows a man saying quietly, “I shed some innocent blood.” When the dispatcher asked him about what he was saying, the man responded, “I inscribed a pentagram on my son.”
“Because it is a holy day.”
Then the man hung up.
Within moments, the police received a call from the mother of the boy calling from a neighbor’s house, crying hysterically and asking for help.
When the police arrived at the home of the Bartels, they found the boy shirtless with a bleeding pentagram carved onto his back. The police also found a box cutler, supposedly used in the attack.
The boy was immediately taken to a Fort Worth hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.
The police arrested the man, Brent Troy Bartel, 39, and charged him with aggravated assault of a family member with a deadly weapon. He is being held on a $500,000 bond.
For many people obsessed with numerology, Wednesday was significant, as such a match of day, month and year like 12-12-12, will not occur again in this century according to their calendars.