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FRANKLIN COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina teen was charged with murder after deputies say he decapitated his mother Monday afternoon, WTVD reports.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies went to a home on Morgan Drive in Franklin County around 12:45 p.m. after 18-year-old Oliver Mauricio Funes Machada called to report the crime. When they arrived, Funez walked out of the house holding his mother’s head in one hand and what appeared to be a butcher knife in the other.

Sheriff Kent Winstead described the house as a “gruesome scene.”

Inside the home, deputies found 35-year-old Yesenia Funes Beatriz Machado dead. Two young girls were also discovered in the home but were unharmed. A fourth child was at school.

Additional information about the incident is unknown.

Funez has been charged with first-degree murder.