Charges dropped against teen who decapitated mother because he 'felt like it'

The charges against a North Carolina teen who decapitated his mother because he 'felt like it' have been dropped, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a call placed by 18-year-old Oliver Mauricio Funes Machada about a gruesome crime he had committed at his house on March 6, 2017.

According to a search warrant, Machado told the 911 operator he stabbed his mother "like 8 times" and that he did so "because I felt like it."

Photo: Franklin County Sheriff's Office

When responders first arrived, Machada allegedly walked out of his home holding his mother's severed head in one hand and a butcher's knife in the other.

Officers then found the body of 35-year-old Yesenia Funes Beatriz Machado inside the home, along with two young girls who were unharmed.

Although Machada was originally charged with first-degree murder, the sheriff's office said on Wednesday that the charge was dropped after the teen was found to be incapable of proceeding. 

Machado will be released from prison and moved to Central Regional Hospital in Butner for involuntary commitment on an undisclosed date, according to WTVD

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