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Police arrive to shocking scene: Man holding knife, mother's head in hands

Oliver Mauricio Funez Machada walked out of his house with a knife in one hand and his mother's head in the other


By PoliceOne Staff

ZEBULON, N.C. — Police launched an investigation Monday after an 18-year-old called authorities after he allegedly decapitated his mother. 

Oliver Mauricio Funez Machada walked out of his home when police arrived with a butcher’s knife in one hand and his mother’s head in the other, WNCN reported. 

Oliver Mauricio Funez Machada (Photo/Franklin County Sheriff)
Oliver Mauricio Funez Machada (Photo/Franklin County Sheriff)

Police said they told Funez to drop his weapon and he was taken into custody without incident.

Deputies told the news station they discovered the body of Yesenia Funes Beatriz Machada, 35, inside the home. Investigators said the motive is currently unknown.

Two young girls were found unharmed inside the home. Another child was at school during the incident. They are in the custody of their father, who returned home when police were investigating. 

“It’s a terrible situation for the family, a terrible situation for the neighborhood and this county. I’m just glad things worked out the way they did and no one else was hurt in taking the suspect into custody,” Sheriff Kent Winstead said.

Funez is charged with first-degree murder and is held without bond at Franklin County Detention Center.

 

Live interview with Terry Wright, of the Franklin County Sheriff's office, about the recent case of a teenager accused of decapitating his mother. ABC11 WTVD will have updates.

Posted by Gloria Rodriguez WTVD on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

 

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