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Illegal immigrant cuts off head of his mother in North Carolina because he felt like it

By Mason White 4:49 PM October 17, 2017
Oliver Mauricio Funes Machado
Oliver Mauricio Funes Machado
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) An illegal immigrant admitted to beheading his mother because he felt like it, according to police in North Carolina.

Franklin County District Attorney Michael Waters said that the court decided not to proceed with the case against 18-year-old Oliver Mauricio Funes Machado after doctors from the Central Regional Hospital claimed the defendant did not have the mental capacity to stand trial.

Machado is receiving mental health treatment at the Central Regional Hospital.

When he is released, Machado will be charged with first-degree murder for killing his mother, 35-year-old Yesenia Funez Beatriz.

According to the criminal complaint, in March, Machado called 911 on himself around 12:45 p.m. to report that he just killed his mother at their home located on Morgan Drive.

Police officers who arrived at the scene surrounded the house and ordered Machado to come out.

Machado then walked out of the house, holding the murder weapon in one hand and his mother’s head in the other.

Police took him into custody without incident.

Officers rushed inside the house, where they found two girls.

The girls were not harmed.

A fourth child was at school when the incident occurred.

The mother’s body was also found in the home.

Machado was released from the hospital, where he was being treated for a mental illness, several days before the murder.

Machado is taking four different medications for psychosis and schizophrenia.

During questioning, Machado told police that he cut off his mother’s head because he felt like it.

Machado was illegally residing in the United States, and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) placed a detainer on him.