A horrific crime shook a small town in North Carolina today as an 18-year-old illegal immigrant decapitated his mother and walked outside with her head still in his hand.
Oliver Funes-Machado, 18, an illegal immigrant from Honduras living in Franklin County, has been charged with first-degree murder after beheading his 35-year-old mother. Police stated that after committing the gruesome crime Funes walked outside of his home still holding his mother’s head in his hands.
Police discovered Oliver Funes after he made a call to 911 and reported himself to the authorities. Two young girls were also found in the home, but were unharmed.
“The nature of the scene is kind of graphic. There was a decapitation and when the officers arrived, he was with the decapitation in his hand and it was a gruesome scene,” said Franklin County Sheriff Kent Winstead.
The body of the mother, Yesenia Funes, was found inside the house. Two small girls aged two or three were also in the house and in seemingly good condition, Winstead added.
The attack happened in the small town of Zebulon near the capital city Raleigh and it was Funes himself who called the authorities after the killing.
Defense attorneys stated that the teen is “very disturbed” (obviously) and was also taking multiple medications used to treat mental disorders. He has since been moved to a special prison facility that is equipped to deal with mentally unstable inmates.
The Franklin County District Attorney said Tuesday that 18-year-old Oliver Mauricio Funes Machada will be moved to Central Prison because it’s “more appropriate for any special needs he may have.”
Machada is being held without bond on a first-degree murder charge after deputies say he decapitated his mother at their home on Morgan Drive near Stonehill Drive just south of U.S. Highway 64 Monday afternoon. The area is east of Zebulon – near the Wake County line.
At a a preliminary hearing Tuesday, both the prosecution and defense said they expect mental health to be an issue in the case. According to court documents, Machada took four different medications for psychosis and schizophrenia.
Federal officials also said Tuesday that Machada is in the country illegally and they’ve issued an immigration detainer for him.
“ICE is focused on identifying, arresting and removing public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws,” a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson told ABC11.
Authorities stated they have no idea at this point what caused the teen to murder his own mother, and neighbors said “it’s hard to comprehend” what has happened.
Authorities removed Machado’s body from the home about 8:30, and investigators cleared the scene shortly before 10 p.m. At this point, investigators have few answers as to what led to this family tragedy.
“It’s uh, hard to comprehend,” said Eddie Garner, a neighbor who lives a few doors down from where crime investigators were documenting every inch of the unthinkable. Garner was there as the victim’s husband arrived home Monday afternoon to the devastating scene.
“I don’t know what they told him,” Garner said. “I mean, we just heard him crying and you could hear him all over the place. I mean he definitely never expected something like this to happen.”
Perhaps Donald Trump’s stronger immigration policies and calls for a border wall aren’t so outlandish after all, although the mainstream media would certainly never admit that. The fact is that it’s the responsibility of the President of the United States to protect the citizens of America first and foremost, not the citizens of the rest of the world.
Illegal immigrant crime is certainly nothing new, as also today a 5 time deported illegal killed a woman in a deadly car crash in Los Angeles. Of course, many liberal politicians are more than willing to sacrifice American lives on the alter of political correctness, all in the name of social justice.