NC Teen Allegedly Found Carrying Mom's Severed Head And Butcher's Knife

Police describe "gruesome" crime.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A North Carolina teenager is being questioned around the disturbing death of his mother. He called police on Monday saying he had decapitated her and was he found allegedly holding her severed head in his hands.

Per PeopleOliver Mauricio Funes Machada has been charged with his mother’s first-degree murder. Authorities in Franklin County, North Carolina say the 18-year-old stabbed his 35-year-old mother, Yesenia Funez Beatriz Machado, on Monday and then beheaded her. The sheriff's office tells the publication that authorities arrived on the "gruesome scene" to find Funes Machada with a large butcher knife in one hand and his mother's head in the other. 

Two children were inside the home as well but not injured. It's not clear how they are related to the suspect or victim.

Funes Machada has not entered a plea yet or retained a lawyer. 

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