A 23-year-old Florida man has hacked off his mother’s head with an ax on New Year’s Eve then threw her body into the garbage because she nagged him to do chores, police report.
Christian Gomez has confessed to beheading his mother Maria Suarez-Cassagne, after the two fought when she asked him to move some boxes in the garage.
Christian’s brother Mario Gomez called 911 at about 7.30 pm on Wednesday and said that Christian had killed their mother and cut off her head, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. On arrival outside the Oldsmar, Florida, home deputies found Suarez-Cassagne’s body near some garbage bins, the sheriff’s office said.
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told The Tampa Bay Times that Christian Gomez got angry when his mother asked him to do some chores with boxes. The sheriff stated that Christian was jealous and believed that his brother was his mother’s favorite child.
Sheriff Gualtieri told The Tampa Bay Times that Gomez had spent two days plotting the murder. He used an ax multiple times in the beheading. Gomez then threw his mother’s head into a garbage bin, and left her body outside after unsuccessfully trying to place it inside the same bin, Gualtieri explained. Scroll down for the video report.)
1. According to the sheriff’s office, 23-year-old Christian Gomez, left, confessed to killing his mother Maria Suarez-Cassagne, right.
2.Deputies went to an Oldsmar residence, pictured, where Maria Suarez-Cassagne’s body was discovered outside near some garbage bins.
Sheriff Gualtieri told The Tampa Bay Times:
This whole circumstances is probably one of the worst that we’ve ever seen… It’s terrible.
Mario Gomez thought he’d only overheard his younger brother moving the boxes, according to WFLA.
Police said that Christian Gomez had fled the scene, but was arrested after another 911 call at around 7:57 pm reported a suspicious person riding a bicycle in the area. Gomez confessed to murdering his mother, the sheriff’s office said.
Investigators have recovered the murder weapon — an ax — police said. Mario Gomez was not injured.
Pinellas County jail records did not show whether Christian Gomez had an attorney. Sheriff Gualtieri told WFLA that he is a diagnosed schizophrenic.
And here is the video report:
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