Teen allegedly decapitated mother, walked outside with her head

Olive Rios
March 11, 2017

A North Carolina teen is accused of brutally attacking and killing his mother.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office Chief of Staff Terry Wright said 18-year-old Oliver Funez called 911 himself around 12:45 p.m. Monday and was still on the scene when deputies arrived.

Asked why he killed her, he told the dispatcher "because I felt like it", according to the court document.

The case has attracted worldwide attention due to the grisly, details, including the fact that Funes-Machado called 911 himself and walked out of the home to greet sheriff's deputies with a kitchen knife in one hand and his mother's head in the other.

The younger sisters were not hurt, and a teenage brother was at school.

Investigators also found bloody shoeprints, a large kitchen knife with apparent blood, and bloody clothing in a laundry hamper; including sweatpants, a t-shirt and a onesie.

The exact name of the suspect remains unclear.

The investigator made the statement as he sought a search warrant to go through the Morgan Drive home where the 35-year-old mother was killed.

District Attorney Mike Waters said officials were seeking a mental health evaluation of the teenager, The Independent reported.

Machada's attorney, C. Boyd Sturges, told InsideEdition.com that he has spoken with his client, who he believes has "some serious mental health issues".

According to Raleigh NBC station WRAL, authorities said Funes Machada is in the United States illegally, but if convicted to a life sentence, he would serve a prison sentence in this country.

The warrants say he was on four medications for a psychiatric condition, but don't elaborate.

Oliver Funez could make his first court appearance as early as Tuesday.

Neighbor Randy Mullins was leaving his house minutes after the first deputy arrived and he said he saw the woman's head in the front yard. He said his father was away and recited the man's name and cell phone number in an even tone. "You hear about that, but it never happens across the street from you".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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