I felt like it

Oliver Funes-Machada, 19, has escaped a murder trial in North Carolina.

He was arrested in March this year by police who found him exiting the front door of his home, carrying a knife in one hand and the head of his mother,  35 year-old Yesenia Funes-Machada, in the other.

He called the police to tell them he had stabbed his mother to death because he “felt like it”.

An illegal immigrant from Honduras, he will now spend an undetermined length of time in a psychiatric hospital.