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Mother charged with decapitating her 7-year-old son in Western New York

April 8, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mother charged with decapitating her 7-year-old son in Western New York Hanane Mouhib (left) and her son Abraham Cardenas

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Hanane Mouhib charged with her 7-year-old son’s brutal murder

A mother in upstate New York stabbed and decapitated her 7-year-old son in a rural part of the state only minutes before police arrived after receiving a call about a “suicidal female” armed with a knife.

On Thursday,  Abraham Cardenas, who was only in first grade, was killed after his mother, identified as 36-year-old Hanane Mouhib stabbed the child in the back and neck with a “large-bladed kitchen knife.”

According to WHEC, Mouhib was charged with murder after officers restrained her with a stun gun in the small town of Sweden, just outside of Rochester.

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

Abraham’s father, grandmother and 10-year-old sibling were in another room in the same residence when the murder took place.

In three days in early March, police forced Mouhib to a hospital for psychiatric care after she contacted 911 on two occasions to say she did not feel right.

Mouhib admitted herself a second time to the hospital and was a patient for close to three weeks before she was discharged on March 26th.

The woman was as a nurse practitioner for a year at Rochester Mental Health Center. She left her position in 2017.

Mouhib remains in custody without bail for her son’s brutal murder.

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