It hurts my heart that this is even a real story.
Meet Oliver Mauricio Funes-Machado. He’s an 18-year-old illegal immigrant who has been accused of beheading his own mother.
Oh. And this happened in North Carolina.
According to reports, Funes called the police to tell them what he did. When they arrived, they saw him standing on the front lawn holding a butcher knife and his mother’s head.
Well folks. The murder charges have been dropped. They say he doesn’t currently possess the mental capacity to stand trial.
District Attorney Michael D. Waters released a statement Wednesday about dropping the charges against the teen, WRAL reported.
Waters said that it was determined the teen does not have the mental capacity to stand trial after his office reviewed a report by mental health professionals who evaluated him.
‘Specifically, could he appreciate the charges against him and participate in his defense and the mental health professionals there determined he could not at this time,’ Waters said.
Instead, he’ll receive treatment at the Central Regional Hospital. Treatment. What does treatment look like for murderers who behead their own mothers? Just curious.
‘Should the defendant’s capacity to proceed be restored, he would be returned to the custody of Franklin County Sheriff Ken Winstead, and the District Attorney’s Office will reinstate the charges against Machada,’ the statement read.
Following his arrest, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed an ICE detainer on the teen.
The detainer would no longer apply if Machada is being treated at a mental health facility, an ICE spokesperson told WRAL.
Please tell me this isn’t just a ploy to save this criminal illegal immigrant from facing REAL consequences. Please.
“At this point, he is not going to be deported until this matter is resolved,” Waters said.
Appalling. All of it.
h/t Daily Mail