Ex-New York police officer indicted in machete death of his 78-year-old mother

1/18/2022 10:10:00 PM

A former New York police officer has been indicted in the death of his mother, who was found nearly decapitated in her Queens home last year.

A former New York police officer has been indicted in the death of his mother, who was found nearly decapitated in her Queens home last year.

A former New York police officer has been indicted in the death of his mother, who was found nearly decapitated in her Queens home last year.

, who was found nearly decapitated in her Queens home last year.Osvaldo Diaz, 46, "allegedly stabbed and slashed" his 78-year-old mother, Maria Diaz, to death with a machete on Feb. 24, 2021, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said Thursday in a

news release.“The defendant allegedly attacked his mother with a machete — to the point of near-decapitation," Katz said in the release. "This outburst of violence has devastated the victim’s family, which includes her other six children."

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