A Florida man has been charged with first-degree murder after his mother was found decapitated outside their home on New Year’s Eve.
According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Mario Gomez called 911 last night and told dispatchers that his brother Christian had killed their mother and cut off her head.
Deputies found Maria Suarez-Cassagne’s body outside the Oldsmar home, near some rubbish bins.
Authorities said 23-year-old Christian Gomez had fled the scene, but he was arrested after another emergency call reported a suspicious person riding a bicycle in the area.
According to the sheriff’s office, Gomez confessed to killing his mother. Authorities said investigators recovered the murder weapon – an axe. Mario Gomez, 27, was not injured.