Police were responding to a call about a suicidal person with a knife.(Representational Photo)
Police were responding to a call about a suicidal person with a knife.(Representational Photo)

US woman used kitchen knife to decapitate seven-year-old son, say police

Hanane Mouhib, 36, was arrested after Abraham Cardenas was found dead Thursday night in a home in the town of Sweden. She was charged with second-degree murder.
Associated Press, Sweden (New York) | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 11:20 PM IST

Authorities say a woman used a “large-bladed kitchen knife” to sever the head of her seven-year-old son in rural western New York.

Police arrested 36-year-old Hanane Mouhib after Abraham Cardenas was found dead Thursday night in a home in the town of Sweden, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Rochester. She was charged with second-degree murder.

Court papers say Mouhib used the knife to stab the boy in the upper back then cut his neck, severing his head.

Police were responding to a call about a suicidal person with a knife.

Mouhib is being held in the county jail without bail. She had not been assigned a public defender at midday Friday.

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