Man accused of decapitating mom was calm calling 911

— An 18-year-old man accused of decapitating his mother can be heard on a 911 recording saying he felt like killing his mother because she made him angry. RALEIGH, N.C.

His public defender, attorney C. Boyd Sturges III, has said the man is “pretty profoundly disturbed.”


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The dispatcher asked if the mother made him mad. The suspect responds: “Yes, she made me mad.”

He’s charged with first-degree murder. Local court records list the suspect as Oliver Funes Machada and federal records as Oliver Funes Machado.

(Tanya Creech/Franklin County Sheriff’s Office via AP) This undated photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office shows Oliver Funes Machada.

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The newly released recording from Monday includes the suspect speaking calmly amid the voices of younger siblings heard in the background. The siblings were unharmed. He told a dispatcher his 4-year-old sister and 2-year-old brother were in the house in Zebulon, east of Raleigh, and his father elsewhere.