Teen Beheads Mother In Gruesome Murder

Posted on April 7, 2017 by

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On Monday, 6 March, the police were called to a gruesome scene in a small North Carolina town. Thirty-five-year-old Yesenia Funez Beatriz Machado was found dead in her home, with her son Oliver holding her decapitated head in one hand and a large butcher knife in the other.

“This whole area is a quiet area, and I didn’t know what to expect when I came home and saw police cars and everything around,” neighbor Ryan Reader said.

The crime was committed while two young children, aged two and four, were in the house. A third child was at school at the time of the murder. All three were unharmed during the killing.

Oliver Funez was reportedly the one who called the police. His lawyer has stated that the youth is “profoundly disturbed,” and Mike Waters, the district attorney, is seeking a mental evaluation of him. This evaluation is to commence on the fourteenth. He was passive upon arrest.

“He was sitting there like he didn’t have a care in the world. He didn’t appear to be upset. He didn’t appear to be crying,” neighbor Randy Mullins said.

Before beheading his mother, he stabbed her eight times and allegedly left the knife in her mouth.

The family had come to America illegally from Honduras. They settled in the North Carolina neighborhood last June. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has become involved in the case as a result, issuing a detainer for him following his arrest. It is believed that he and his siblings are eligible for DACA status, making them a low priority for deportation. It is unclear what will happen to his father.

Funez has been officially charged with first degree murder. Officials say a motive is unclear, though mental illness is suspected to play a role in the killing. When asked by the 911 dispatcher why he had committed the crime, he responded that he “felt like it.”

Neighbors and friends gathered at the house a few weeks after the crime to remember the woman at a vigil.

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