A mother allegedly used a kitchen knife to cut off her seven-year-old son’s head in New York Thursday night, according to police.
36-year-old Hanane Mouhib was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after her son Abraham Cardenas was found dead in a home in Sweden, New York, Fox News reported.
Mouhib reportedly used the “large-bladed kitchen knife” to stab the boy in the back and neck before severing his head off.
Police were made aware of the situation after they received a call about a suicidal person with a knife. When authorities entered the home, Mouhib was armed with the knife, which she repeatedly refused to drop. Police had to use both pepper spray and a Taser to disarm and arrest her, the Democrat & Chronicle reported.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 6, 2018
BREAKING: Felony complaint, detailing Murder 2nd charges against Hanane Mouhib, accused of killing, Abraham Cardenas (under the age of 10). Complaint says, she “did cut the victim’s neck, causing the victim’s head to become severed from his body.”
— Solina Lewis (@SolinaLewis) April 6, 2018
JUST IN: Paperwork shows 36-year-old Hanane Mouhib has been charged with second degree murder of a young boy. Deputies say Mouhib cut the boy’s head off after stabbing him. It happened in Sweden at this home. pic.twitter.com/yYPzJiT1bb
— Kaci Jones (@WHEC_kjones) April 6, 2018
Hanane Mouhib worked for Rochester Regional Health from Jan 2016 – Jan 2017 which is when she left the hospital system https://t.co/DnFwGV3z0a
— Stephanie Robusto (@WHEC_SRobusto) April 6, 2018
“There’s absolutely no explanation for us,” Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter said Friday. “The word ‘evil’ comes to mind … this is a mother who took her son’s life.”
Mouhib is being held in jail without bail. She has not been assigned a public defender.