A father in Arizona is accused of killing his son by making him swallow boiling water. Pablo Martínez told investigators that he saw something devilish in his 6-year-old son while he was bathing him last Thursday and admitted that he forced the boy to swallow boiling water from the tap to, according to him, remove a demon from his body, News 4 reported. Tucson.
Court documents detail that the boy's adoptive mother called authorities after hearing the sound of someone swallowing water in the bathroom, where he found Martinez, 31, forcing the boy to drink from the tap and drowning him. When she demanded that he stop, the man told her that "he had to," according to court documents, which also detail that the man admitted having forced the boy to put his head underwater for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Unable to stop him, the man's wife reportedly called 911. When police arrived at the home in the Pascua Yaqui Indian reservation, they found the boy in his bed completely naked and not breathing.
The boy had burns on parts of his body, including his head, elbows, and forearms, and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where his death was confirmed.
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