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Man who killed his mother tells police that imaginary person stabbed her and tried to remove her eyes before setting her on fire

By Mason White 6:48 PM January 19, 2016
William Garcia 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his mother and setting the dead body on fire, police in Florida said.

Hialeah police said that they have arrested 36-year-old William Garcia, after being accused of stabbing 58-year-old Lourdes Garcia.

William Garcia was charged with one count of murder and one count of arson.

According to the police investigation, Lourdes Garcia was killed on Thursday night, in her apartment located at 6395 W. 22nd Court.

She lived in the apartment with her son, William Garcia, who suffers from mental illness. Lourdes Garcia had multiple signs of trauma on her body and burn marks on her arms.

The bedroom was set on fire and blood stains were visible on the floor and walls. William Garcia had burn marks on his arms.

He told the police that an imaginary person called Cormega, stabbed his mother several times, tried to remove her eyes and set the bed on fire.

He told police that he tried to extinguish the fire, which is how he suffered burns to his arms. He also told police that he was in the house when his mother was killed.

William Garcia claimed that Lourdes Garcia wasn’t his mother because she was evil.