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Local Sweden mother severs son's head

by Shelby Toth - News Editor
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 11:00 am

A mother killed her 7-year-old son on Thursday, April 5, in Sweden.

According to the Democrat & Chronicle, 36-year-old Hanane Mouhib stabbed and decaptiated Abraham Cardenas with a kitchen knife inside their family home. The murder took place while Mouhib’s husband, mother-in-law and other son were in a different room in the house.

The police were called three times at around 8:20 p.m. from inside the house, one call reporting a suicidal female with a knife. After arriving at the scene, deputies used pepper spray and a stun gun in order to subdue Mouhib.

Twice in March, the police were called to the home for “mental health situations,” according to CBS17. On both instances Mouhib was taken to a hospital for assistance, with the second call on March 8 resulting in treatment at Rochester General Hospital until March 26.

Abraham was a first-grade student at Barclay Elementary School. In a statement released by Brockport Central School District officials, he was described as “vibrant” and “engaged.”

“He was beloved by our teachers and school community,” District Superintendent Lesli Myers said. “He lit up a room every time he entered it. So, we too, are extremely saddened by the death of Abraham.”

In a press conference, Myers assured everyone in attendance that the school had been preparing all weekend in order to tackle this tough issue, as students and staff returned to school Monday.

“As you can imagine, students and staff are sad, they are shocked, they are shaken,” Myers said. “This is a very difficult, comlex and challenging situation that we are expieriencing together as a community. But I feel that based on the work we’ve been doing, and the professional development and training that we’ve participated in, we are all prepared to meet the very needs that we will see from students and staff.”

According to CBS17, Mouhib worked for Rochester Regional Health as a nurse practitioner at the Rochester Mental Health Center from January 2016 to January 2017. She then worked at BestSelf Behavioral Health in Buffalo from September 2017 until February 2018.

The College at Brockport also reports that Mouhib graduated in May 2011 from the college with a degree in nursing.

She is currently being held in Monroe County Jail without bail.

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