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San Diego man tried to sacrifice son after hearing voices

Patrol cars park at a San Diego cemetery, where a man slashed his son's arms with a knife after hearing voices telling him to sacrifice the 8-year-old boy.

April 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
San Diego police arrested a man who slashed his son's arms after hearing voices telling him to sacrifice the boy.

Authorities said Joseph Ramirez took his family to a cemetery, where he used a knife to cut open his 8-year-old son's forearms, and then turned the weapon on his own arms.

A security guard tackled Ramirez as he tried to run away.

Ramirez faces charges of child abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. The boy is expected to be OK.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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