(PCM) Talk about a scene right out of a gruesome and disturbing horror film! Police in North Carolina are reporting that 18-year old Funes Machada has allegedly decapitated his own mother and then walked out of their family home holding both a knife and his mothers severed head.
We can’t even imagine what a horrifying sight this must have been for the police to encounter. The police say that Machada called 911 to report the crime and then remained on the line with the 911 dispatcher until the police arrived on the scene. Sheriff Kent Winstead of the Franklin Country Sheriff’s office said that when the police arrived, Machada calmly walked out of the home holding a large butcher knife in one hand and his mothers’ head in the other hand.
Winstead went on to explain that it was a very, very gruesome scene! Machada placed the decapitated head on the ground and was then taken into police custody without incident. He is being charged with first-degree murder and being held without bail.
Once inside the home the authorities located the body of Machada’s mother, 35-year old Yesenia Funez Beatriz Machada. There were also two of Machada’s younger sibilings in the house as well who were unharmed during the incident. His father and another teen brother were not at home at the time of the incident.
Audio of Machada’s call to 911 has been released and he apparently told the dispatcher that he stabbed and decapitated his mother because “he felt like it”. According to the New York Daily News, “The teen’s public defender C. Boyd Sturges III described him as “a pretty profoundly disturbed young man.”
Thus far there has been no additional commentary on the case and police continue to investigate the incident.