Florida Man Arrested After Mother Found Decapitated Outside Home | NBC 6 South Florida

Florida Man Arrested After Mother Found Decapitated Outside Home

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    Pinellas County Sheriff
    Christian Gomez

    A Florida man is accused of decapitating his mother with an ax because she had been "nagging" him about chores.

    Christian Jose Gomez, 23, was arrested Wednesday night near his family's house in Oldsmar, near Tampa, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

    Gomez faces a first-degree murder charge and is being held without bond, and it was unknown if he has an attorney.

    Deputies responding to a 911 call found the body of the victim, 48-year-old Maria Suarez Cassagne, outside the residence, officials said. Gomez was found and arrested a few blocks away.

    Gomez hit his mother over the head with an axe then decapitated her in the garage, sheriff's office officials said. He put her head in a garbage can and tried to put the body inside, but it was too heavy, they said.

    Gomez's older brother found their mother's body.

    Gomez said he was angry over his mother "nagging" him to put some boxes in the attic and had been planning the murder for two days, officials said.

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