Jack Callahan, the 19-yr-previous who was accused of murdering his father in a Duxbury pond, explained that he was baptizing him in the water due to the fact he noticed “demons” in his father’s eyes, according to a assertion Plymouth District Lawyer Tim Cruz.
Jack Callahan pleaded not responsible in Plymouth District Courtroom Tuesday for murder in connection with the dying of Scott Callahan, his 57-year-aged father. The decide requested he be held without bail.
Close to midnight on Monday, Jack Callahan went to pick up his father from Boston and bring him back to Duxbury in a rideshare vehicle. He was concerned about his father’s wellbeing, according to a WHDH report.
“The defendant in the Uber used the Uber driver’s phone to make a telephone contact to his mother, where by his mother was overheard saying that he could not carry the sufferer to their residence,” prosecutor Shanan Buckingham in accordance to WHDH. “It was believed at the time from witnesses that the sufferer appeared to be intoxicated … The defendant then ordered the Uber driver to go to the pond.”
At about 2 a.m., law enforcement obtained a cellphone simply call to report that Callahan was performing erratically and that this father was missing close to Crocker Park and Island Creek Pond in Duxbury. When police responded to Jack’s home on Sampson avenue, they identified him “distraught and hyperventilating,” according to the authorities.
All-around the similar time, other officers responded to the pond and discovered Scott Callahan submerged in the drinking water. EMS tried to conserve his lifetime but he was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare facility-Plymouth, wherever he was pronounced useless.
The bring about and way of death is pending with the business office of the chief medical examiner, but the most important report stated that Scott had waterlogged lungs, petechiae of the eyes and an abrasion on his head.
“He went on to state — in this incident at the pond — that he believed he was baptizing his father. He described that he was holding his father in the pond, on his again, like a little one,” Buckingham mentioned in the WHDH report. “He constantly dunked the father’s head in the water, about four to 8 times…When the father started out to combat and strike him, he pushed the head back again down into the drinking water. He did so till his father was no extended struggling.”
Callahan also explained to investigators that he was hoping to exorcise his father’s demonic spirits, a person of which he referred to as “Dirty Dan,” according to WHDH.
When to start with requested, having said that, Jack Callahan explained, “He’s missing. I really do not know what happened. I blacked out” when responding about the place of his father.
The investigation is ingoing. Callahan is scheduled to surface in courtroom on Aug. 12, in accordance to Cruz’s assertion.