Was teen who beheaded his mom a 'Dreamer'?
The North Carolina teen who beheaded his mother on Monday was in the U.S. illegally and had been wanted by federal immigration officials, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Tuesday.Given his age and his country of origin is Honduras, it might also raise questions of whether he had ties to MS-13 the brutal criminal gang. The story does not indicate whether the rest of the family was in the country illegally or when they arrived. It is possible they were among the large group of illegal immigrants who came during the eight years of the Obama administration.
Oliver Funes-Machado, 18, killed his mother, Yesenia Funes Beatriz Machado at her house in Franklin County, N.C., around noon local time on Monday. He then called 911 to report the incident. Officers said when the first deputy arrived at the scene, Funes-Machado walked out of the house with a butcher knife and his mother's head in his hands.
"It was a gruesome scene. … I can't tell you how many wounds," Franklin County Sheriff Kent Winstead told WRAL.
The suspect, who is originally from Honduras and did not have legal permission to be in the U.S., has been charged with first-degree murder. Shortly after, ICE issued a detainer on Funes-Machado, which would ensure federal immigration agents are alerted and can pick him up from jail or prison if he makes bond.