DENTON, Texas—A Texas man used a hacksaw to cut off his mother’s head before fleeing and leading police on a chase into Oklahoma last week before they arrested him, authorities said.
Isaac Israel Warriner, 22, was being held Friday in a Denton County, Texas, jail on charges including the abuse of a corpse.
As of now, he hasn’t been charged with killing his mother, Sarah Warriner, 65, said Denton city police spokeswoman Khristen Jones.
“The Denton Police Department said its Major Crimes Division ‘is utilizing all available resources and will continue to work with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner and the Denton County District Attorney to determine if any additional charges will be filed,'” CBSDFW reported.
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Police in Denton, which is about 35 miles northwest of Dallas, were called to an apartment complex on May 5 by a neighbor who said Isaac Warriner “was acting weird” and carrying around cleaning supplies, according to an affidavit.
Officers found his mother’s headless body and the hacksaw inside the Warriners’ unit. Her head wasn’t found in the apartment and Jones, citing the ongoing investigation, declined to say whether it’s been located.
Authorities believe Sarah Warriner had been dead for at least two days before her body was found.
Days earlier, she had taken her son to a Denton hospital after he used a razor to cut his arms, the affidavit said. A nurse called security when Isaac Warriner threatened to kill his mother and himself. Police eventually was called, but he fled the hospital before officers arrived.
Isaac Warriner was spotted in his mother’s car on May 6 and led police on a chase up Interstate 35 into Oklahoma, where he was arrested and held before being returned Thursday to Denton. Online jail records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.
His father, Kenneth Warriner, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this month that his son suffered a mental breakdown a few months ago.
“She had allowed him to stay with her after his last rehabilitation stay,” Kenneth Warriner said of his ex-wife. “He was prescribed psychotic drugs to try and help, but that didn’t seem to work.”
Teen Guilty of Beheading Classmate
Last week, a teenager in Massachusetts accused of beheading his classmate and cutting off his hands out of jealousy in 2016 was found guilty in court on May 14.
Mathew Borges was 15 years old when he killed Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino in Nov. 2016, because he was jealous his girlfriend spent time with him.
Both of them were sophomores at Lawrence High School at the time of the crime, and Borges broke up with his girlfriend on Aug. 31, 2016, after accusing her of sleeping with Viloria-Paulino, according to the Boston Herald.
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The announced ruling in the first-degree murder trial of Borges, 18, stated that the teen killed Viloria-Paulino, 16, with “deliberate premeditation with extreme atrocity and cruelty,” reported WCVB.
Borges was charged with a First-degree murder verdict, in Massachusetts, this automatically means a life sentence.
Epoch Times reporter Venus Upadhayaya contributed to this article.