*This is one straight out of a Norman Bates film… director’s cut. A North Carolina teen called 911 to let them know that he had decapitated his own mother. According to PEOPLE, when the 18-year-old was found moments later, he was carrying a large knife in one hand; the knife authorities believe he used to allegedly kill his 35-year-old mother…and her decapitated head in the other.
Oh god. As someone who just recently visited Hollywood’s Museum of Death and noted how “desensitized” I’d become, I am now reconsidering that claim…I feel like I’m going to regurgitate the burrito I just ate.
Oliver Mauricio Funes Machada, who is being held without bail, has now been charged with the First Degree Murder of Yesenia Funez Beatriz Machado; who authorities say was stabbed so many times they lost count.
All of this before beheading her.
A Yahoo News article reports the call was made by Machada at 12:45 pm. When police approached the teen, they say he placed his mother’s head on the ground and allowed them to take him into custody without incident.
After handcuffing Machada, deputies entered the home where a scene described as “gruesome” met them, according to what a sheriff’s spokesman tells PEOPLE.
Machada’s body was also inside.
Machada had three children, two of which were in the home at the time of the murder, but unharmed. The other child was at school.
Now the question of the hour…well TWO: WTF brought this on? Did the children witness it?
Maybe I am desensitized. I got through the writing of this without throwing up.
So incredibly sick.
Machada has not retained legal counsel as of this writing, nor has he entered a plea. No attempts to reach family have been successful.