Sheriff: Mother decapitates 7-year-old son in New York

Sheriff: Mother decapitates 7-year-old son
Posted at 11:15 AM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 16:49:54-04

MONROE COUNTY, N.Y. — A Monroe County, New York woman is facing second-degree murder charges after police say she decapitated her 7-year-old son in her Sweden, New York home Thursday night.

According to 13 WHAM in Rochester, court documents show Hanane Mouhib, 36, used "a large-bladed kitchen knife to intentionally stab [the boy] in the upper-left area of the back." Then, she allegedly cut the boy's neck, severing his head from his body. 

The victim, Abraham Cardenas, was a first-grade student at Barclay Elementary School in the Brockport School District. 

Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter said several other people, including children, were in the home at the time of the attack. 

Mouhib graduated from nursing school at the College at Brockport in May 2011.

Officials at Rochester Regional Health System told 13 WHAM Mouhib worked as a nurse practitioner at Genesee Mental Health from January 2016 through January 2017.

The town of Sweden sits on the western edge of Monroe County, and is bordered on the west by Orleans County and on the south by Genesee County.