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Texas Man Found Guilty of Carving Pentagram Into Son's Back

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    Texas Man Found Guilty of Carving Pentagram Into Son's Back
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    A jury sentences 42-year-old Richland Hills Brent Bartel to prison for carving a pentagram into his 6-year-old son's back with a box cutter in 2012. (Jan. 8, 2016)

    A North Texas father was sentenced to prison for using a box cutter to carve a pentagram into his 6-year-old son's back in 2012.

    A jury convicted 42-year-old Brent Bartel, of Richland Hills, Thursday of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a family member and injury to a child. On Friday, he was sentenced to 11-year and 10-year sentences for the offenses that will run concurrently.

    Lindy Bartel testified Tuesday in the Tarrant County court that she awoke to her son's screams and saw her husband using a box cutter on the boy. The boy, who is now 9, was treated for his wounds.

    His attorney Joetta Keene said he needs to be in a hospital where he can recover from his mental illnesses.

    NBC 5's Todd L. Davis contributed to this report.