Written by Staff Writer, CNN
A 17-year-old Massachusetts boy has been arrested for decapitating his sister with a machete while her mother allegedly held her legs until she died, a police report revealed.
The attack happened Tuesday evening at their home in Salem.
The 17-year-old boy called the authorities, reportedly saying he had decapitated his sister and was hallucinating after ingesting pills. He was taken to a hospital where he was discovered. He is now under arrest.
Police reportedly found the 18-year-old woman with bloodied, uniform-type clothing with her legs in the air.
Investigators said they had gathered a “vague description” of the suspect, including his name, height and weight. They also collected enough evidence to classify the incident as an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
According to police documents, the girl’s mother allowed the teen to use her phone. He reportedly told police his sister is “crazy,” and that he woke up with his head cut off. The reports said the teen told authorities he was able to manipulate her legs and arms in order to strangle her and kill her.
The alleged incidents were first reported to local television station WTIC.
The beheading allegedly happened while police were conducting a sex assault investigation. The suspect allegedly told police he also performed sexual acts with the victim, but could not remember whether or not the victim was on drugs.
Authorities also reportedly found some unidentified pills.
The suspect’s mother, a 39-year-old woman, was arrested on suspicion of permitting abuse to a child, a charge that could be upgraded. The suspect is expected to be charged in juvenile court.
The public defender’s office did not respond to request for comment from CNN.