A Florida man is charged with first-degree murder after decapitating his mother outside their home on New Year’s Eve.
A photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office shows Christian Jose Gomez who was charged with first-degree murder after his mother was found decapitated outside their home on New Year’s Eve.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reported that Mario Gomez called 911 on Wednesday evening and told dispatchers that his brother Christian had killed their mother and cut off her head. Mario Gomez killed his mother in the garage using an ax, and then drug her body outside and disposed of it near some trash cans.
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said that Gomez had planned his mother’s murder for two days.
Apparently, Gomez was upset with his mother because she wanted him to move boxes around the house, and was jealous of the attention his mother paid to his brother, Gualtieri said.
Gomez fled the scene, but was quickly apprehended and was arrested a few blocks away after another 911 call reported a suspicious person riding a bicycle in the area.
Gomez confessed to killing his mother, Gualtieri said.
According to the sheriff’s office, Gomez had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and previously was held under the Baker Act. Gomez also had other arrests in Pinellas County for loitering and prowling, resisting an officer without violence and disorderly conduct.
Pinellas County Sheriff Photo