FRANKLIN COUNTY, NC (WTVD) –The Franklin County district attorney will not seek the death penalty for a Franklin County teen accused of decapitating his mother.
That’s according to Oliver Machado’s attorney Boyd Sturges.
The gruesome murder March 6 at a home on Morgan Drive near Stonehill Drive just south of U.S. Highway 64. The area is east of Zebulon – near the Wake County line, in a normally quiet corner of Franklin County.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Chief of Staff Terry Wright said Machado, 18, called 911 himself and was still on the scene when deputies arrived.