A schizophrenic Florida man chopped off his mother’s head with an ax because she kept nagging him about chores, police said Thursday. Christian Jose Gomez, 23, who has several previous arrests, was booked on a charge of first-degree murder for the grisly New Year’s Eve crime in Oldsmar.
He allegedly told police he had been planning the attack for two days because he was in a fit of pique over his mother’s requests that he put some boxes in the attic, NBC station WFLA reported. Gomez put his mother’s head a garbage can but couldn’t lift her body so he left it outside.
“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,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said. “When he saw that wouldn’t happen is when he left.”