A Chandler man who admitted to burning his son with a lighter for touching his Bible was sentenced to 15 years probation.
Judge Karen O'Connor sentenced 42-year-old Johnny Salazar on Tuesday.
As part of his probation terms, Salazar is not allowed contact with children younger than 15 years old unless approved by probation. Salazar also has a deferred jail term of nine months that began May 1.
Salazar's mother, Connie, told CBS 5 News in July that her son was high on bath salts when he burned his own son.
Connie Salazar said her son had turned to drugs after a recent break-up with his girlfriend.
Chandler police arrested Salazar at his home near McQueen and Chandler Boulevard with his son in his truck, and did not resist. He was armed with a 14-inch knife and a handgun and had powdered bath salts, Xanax and Soma pills on him, according to court records.
"The drugs just caused him to think that there were demons after him, and they thought his son would take the power out of the Bible by touching it," said Connie Salazar.
Chandler police Sgt. Joe Favazzo said investigators did confiscate something that looked like bath salts from inside the house.
"That wasn't my son, when he had those drugs in there it was not my son," said Connie Salazar, as she broke into tears.
"He would never do that to his children, as Johnny Salazar, he would never do that to his children," she said.