On December 31, an Oldsmar, Florida, man chopped his mother’s head off with an ax because she asked him to help around the house.
Twenty-three-year-old Christian Jose Gomez is a “diagnosed schizophrenic” who was tired of his mother, Marua Suarez Cassagne, asking him to “put some boxes in the attic.”
According to NBC News, Gomez “has several previous arrests” and was “booked on a charge of first degree murder” for chopping his mother’s head off.
Police were alerted to the crime when the victim’s older son found his mother’s body lying by the trash can. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says Gomez put his mother’s head in the trash can and tried, to no avail, to put her body in, as well.
According to Gualtieri, “He just left the body sitting there, next to the trash can, went into the garage, tried to clean up the scene a little bit. When he saw that wouldn’t happen is when he left.”
Police found Gomez a few blocks away. They “arrested him after a brief chase.”
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