New York police were horrified when they were called to the grisly scene, where a nurse had decapitated an innocent 7-year-old boy. Authorities would ultimately make a second horrid discovery which will only further send chills down your spine.
A Muslim nurse practitioner is accused of stabbing and decapitating her 7-year-old son inside of their home in Sweden, New York. At a news conference Friday, Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter told reporters that three deputies responded to a home on Lake Road at around 8:20 p.m. on Thursday night. Authorities had received multiple 911 calls about a suicidal woman with a knife. When deputies arrived at the home, they encountered 36-year-old Hanane Mouhib.
Mouhib was wielding a knife when police arrived at her home, and Baxter said deputies had to use several different techniques to eventually take her into custody. Those techniques included the use of pepper spray and deploying a taser. It was only after taking Mouhib into custody that deputies moved inside the rest of the house and discovered the body of 7-year-old Abraham Cardenas, Mouhib’s son.
Court paperwork states that Mouhib used “a large-bladed kitchen knife to intentionally stab [the boy] in the upper-left area of the back.” She then allegedly cut the boy’s neck, severing his head from his body. Baxter said there did not appear to be signs of a fight in the home.
According to WHAM, three other people were inside the home at the time of the murder: Mouhib’s husband, the husband’s mother, and Abraham’s ten-year-old brother. All of the family members have been moved to an undisclosed location. Adding further frustration to an already horrific situation, Baxter said there is no known motive for the killing. “Zero indicators of anything religious, zero indicators of anything cultural,” said the sheriff.
However, Baxter did reveal during the Friday news conference that Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home twice within the last month. Both of the calls were made by Mouhib herself.
On March 5, Mouhib called 911 and asked for help related to a mental health difficulty. The second call on March 8 resulted in Mouhib being brought to Rochester General Hospital for a mental health evaluation. In turn, Mouhib’s evaluation resulted in her admission to Rochester General Hospital, where she remained from March 8 until March 26, at which time she was discharged.
Officials at Rochester Regional Health System (RRHS) said Mouhib worked at the Rochester Mental Health Center as a nurse practitioner from January 2016 – January 2017. She has not been affiliated or credentialed with RRHS since then. Mouhib graduated from nursing school at the College at Brockport in May 2011.
Abraham was a first-grade student at Barclay Elementary School in the Brockport Central School District. Superintendent Dr. Lesli Myers said the district is “deeply saddened” to learn about the boy’s death. Myers added that Abraham was a “vibrant” and “engaged learner” who was “beloved by his teacher and school community.” When asked about any hints of abuse by school officials, Myers said the incident “completely took us off guard.”
The district says it will have counselors available to provide support this weekend and throughout the next week for students, staff, and families. Meanwhile, Mouhib was arraigned in Sweden Town Court and remanded to the Monroe County Jail without bail. An order of protection was issued by the judge during the arraignment to prevent Mouhib from contacting her husband or surviving son.
Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley said a grand jury will be convened to review evidence in the case in the next few days. A preliminary hearing for Mouhib is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11. Monroe County Assistant District Attorney Sara VanStrydonck, head of the Office’s Child Abuse unit, will be prosecuting the case. If convicted, Mouhib faces up to 25 years to life in state prison.
While authorities have stressed that there is no known motive, in this case, we know that the family was Muslim and someone was found decapitated in the home, a method often seen used by radical Islamists in the Middle East. However, what should shock everyone is the fact that these atrocities are now unfolding in the United States, thanks to years and years of unbridled immigration.