North Carolina man ruled insane in mother's beheading

Posted at 12:33 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 13:33:42-04

(WRAL) A North Carolina man who decapitated his mother last year was found not guilty on Monday because he was in a psychotic episode at the time.

Oliver Mauricio Funes Machada, 19, was charged with first-degree murder in the March 6, 2017, death of his mother, 35-year-old Yesenia Funez Beatriz Machado.

Authorities were called after Funes Machada called 911 and told a dispatcher that he had stabbed his mother because he was mad at her.

Authorities said that he also cut off her head with what appeared to be a large butcher knife and had walked out of the home holding her head in one hand and the knife in the other as Franklin County deputies arrived at the home.

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