According to police, Oliver Funez called police Monday after he attacked his mother, 35-year-old Yesenia Funez Beatriz Machado.
When police arrived at the home, they witnessed
Michael Myers Funez walking outside holding his mother’s head in one hand, and a large butcher knife in the other.
Funez was taken into custody without incident and has since been charged with first-degree murder. Officials say a motive behind the attack is still unclear.
Police also found two young children in the home, who were present when the attack occurred. Another child was at school at the time of the attack.
All three children are now with their father, who showed up at the scene that afternoon and was overcome with grief.
“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.Tags: Crime, Decapitation, mother, Murder, North Carolina, Oliver Funez