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Father's Outburst Leads to Murder Charge

August 30, 2003|From Associated Press

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. — The father of a missing 4-year-old boy was charged with first-degree murder Friday.

Prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty if 25- year-old Ivan Henk is convicted of killing Brendan Gonzalez, who disappeared Jan. 6.

At an April 29 hearing on unrelated charges, Henk shouted: "The reason I killed Brendan is that he was the anti-Christ. He had 666 on his forehead."

He then led authorities to a trash bin where he said he had dumped Brendan's body. Inside the bin was dried blood that matched the boy's DNA.

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