Father arrested in pub after tossing baby into river, calling him ‘the devil’

A father is behind bars following the September death of his toddler son, who was thrown into a river after his father called him “the devil.”

BBC News reports that Zak Bennett-Eko, 23, has been convicted of manslaughter in connection with the death of his 11-month-old son, Zakari Bennett-Eko.

During Bennett-Eko’s trial this week at a Nightingale court in the U.K., information emerged that detailed the suspect’s actions before, during, and after the baby’s death. According to court documents, Bennett-Eko has paranoid schizophrenia, which apparently made him believe that his child was evil.

On September 11, Bennett-Eko left his home with his son. While pushing the baby in a stroller, he passed two women who he claimed “had eyes like the devil” and wanted to kill his son.