Man accused of decapitating mother because ‘he felt like it’ found not guilty

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An 18-year-old man in the country illegally has been found not guilty, by reason of insanity, in the decapitation murder of his own mother.

Franklin County authorities said Oliver Mauricio Funez Machado admitted to killing his mother on March 6th, 2017.

Police say Machado told a 911 operator in a flat, monotone voice that he killed her “because I felt like it.”

“What was she doing? Did she make you mad? Or what happened?” the dispatcher asked on the call, according to WTVD.

“Yes, she made me mad,” Machado said.

Police said when they arrived at the scene Machado was still there, along with his mother’s decapitated body. Two young girls in the home were found unharmed, and a fourth child was at school when the murder happened.

According to court records, Machado was suffering from and medicated for psychosis and schizophrenia. He had been released from a mental health facility just a week before the murder.

In October 2017, a judge decided that Machado was not mentally capable to stand trial and dismissed the first-degree murder charge against him. He was then committed to the Central Region Hospital for mental health treatment.

Federal authorities said Machado was in the country illegally at the time of the murder and have 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 WTVD.

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