RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A protection lawyer says a North Carolina teenager accused of decapitating his mom is psychotic and will not be prosecuted on a homicide cost.
Protection lawyer Boyd Sturges stated Wednesday that a decide ordered 19-yr-previous Oliver Funes Machada involuntarily dedicated to a state psychiatric hospital.
Sturges stated the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the homicide cost beneath an association that would permit the case to be pursued once more if Machada have been deemed competent sooner or later.
Warrants say Machada advised a 911 dispatcher he stabbed his mom repeatedly earlier this yr as a result of she had angered him. Courtroom paperwork say a deputy noticed him carry his mom’s severed head outdoors.
Sturges stated that he has maintained that his shopper was “very significantly deranged” and agreed with the specialists’ evaluation.