A judge found the Richland Hills man accused of carving a pentagram into his son's back incompetent to stand trial.
Doctors said Brent Bartel is a paranoid schizophrenic. He's been ordered to undergo treatment at a state mental hospital for at least a year.
In December 2012, police said Bartel called 911 and made religious comments, telling operators he carved the pentagram on his son because it was a holy day.
The cuts were not life threatening, but covered the majority of the boy's back.
Dr. Timothy Nyberg, in an evaluation in January, indicated Bartel had a pattern of making bizarre religious assertions.
The Associated Press contributed to this to this report.
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