Mother Hanane Mouhib Charged With Murder After Beheading Her 7-Year-Old Son

Sweden, New York – A 36-year-old mother named Hanane Mouhib was charged with murder after decapitating her 7-year-old son Thursday evening with a knife.

Police arrived on scene after family members dialed 911.

The Democrat & Chronicle reported:

A pair of frantic 911 calls about a suicidal woman armed with a knife sent three deputies racing towards a Town of Sweden home in western New York Thursday night.  Before they arrived, another caller urged them to hurry because someone had been injured.

When deputies arrived moments later, they were confronted by 36-year old Hanane Mouhib, brandishing a large kitchen knife and refusing to drop it. Pepper spray and a Taser were used to disarm her and prevent her from harming other occupants in the house.

Once Mouhib was in custody, the deputies made a grisly discovery. They found the decapitated body of a young boy, later identified as her 7-year-old son Abraham E. Cardenas, in an adjacent room.

Authorities say they aren’t certain what events precipitated the gruesome attack.

Authorities are baffled as to why Hanane Mouhib would behead her own son.

“There’s absolutely no explanation for us,” Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter said at a midday news conference on Friday. “The word ‘evil’ comes to mind … this is a mother who took her son’s life.”

According to the report, Hanane Mouhib previously reached out to deputies seeking treatment for mental health issues.

Hanane Mouhib was charged with murder after pleading not guilty.

According to court papers, Mouhib used a large-bladed kitchen knife to stab the victim in the upper-left area of the back and in his neck, causing the victim’s head to become severed from his body.

Mouhib was arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder in Sweden Town Court Friday morning. She pleaded not guilty and is being held in the Monroe County Jail without bail.

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