A SON decapitated his own mother with an ax and a teen gunned down his parents in just some of the most horrific crimes to hit the country on New Year’s Eve.
Christian Jose Gomez attacked his mom Maria Suarez-Cassagne at their home in Florida in 2014 because she “nagged him” to do the chores.Christian Jose Gomez attacked his mom at their Florida home in 2014 because she ‘nagged’ him to do the chores[/caption] Scott Kologi used a semi-automatic rifle to gun down his parents on New Year’s Eve in 2016[/caption]
He placed his mom’s head in a bin and left her body outside their home as he couldn’t lift her.
Cops revealed that Gomez had planned the murder as he was annoyed that she had asked him to move boxes into the attic.
Gomez’s brother Mario spotted a blood trail in the garage and saw his mom when following it and called cops.
They recovered the ax and Mario was not injured.
Cops learned that Gomez had vanished when they arrived at the home but after a short chase, the suspect was taken into custody.
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told WFLA at the time: “In a very calm, cool way, he explained what he did, why he did it and what happened and by talking to him, you wouldn’t know he had any mental illness.”
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He said it was “very scary” and branded it one of the worst crimes that he had ever seen.
Gomez’s grandparents reportedly took him to an appointment with a therapist the day before killed his mom.
Cops revealed that Gomez had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and had been prescribed medication but they weren’t sure if he was taking it.
Gomez was previously arrested in Pinellas County for loitering and prowling, resisting an officer without violence, and disorderly conduct.
In July 2018 after spending three years in a Florida mental hospital, officials declared Gomez “competent” to stand trial.
Christian’s uncle Mario Suarez said: “I hate for another person to go through what my family has gone through. It’s an injustice.”
He added: “Nobody kills their mom and takes her head. People shoot other people, they stab other people. This was different. This was evil.”
Gomez accepted a plea deal that equated to a 25-year jail sentence and 10 years of probation and treatment, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Scott Kologi, then 16, used a semi-automatic rifle to gun down his parents, sister, and a family friend just before midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Dad Steven, mum Linda, 42, and sister Brittany, 18, were gunned down in the New Jersey bloodbath.
Mary Schultz, 70, who lived with them, also died in the massacre minutes before the end of 2017.
Scott’s grandfather Adrian and brother Steven Jr were in the house but escaped unharmed.
Gunshots were heard inside the property and neighbors thought that they were the sound of early fireworks.
Local prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said: “It’s a terribly tragic incident.”
Neighbor Joe Rios described Kologi as the “nicest kid in the world”.
He told the New York Post: “He came to watch the softball games with Linda and he was always smiling.
“This is totally out of the blue and not something I ever thought this young boy would do
‘OUT OF THE BLUE’
“I don’t know what happened. He was not a violent kid. He was always smiling.”
In 2018, Kologi revealed that he spent the past year doing something to hurt his family while being quizzed by cops, the Asbury Park Press reports.
He told cops that before midnight he took an AK-47 from his brother’s bedroom and loaded two magazines with bullets.
Kologi said he switched off the lights so his mom wouldn’t see him when she came looking.
He hit a woman he called his “grandma” four times before shooting his sister Brittany three times in the chest and head.
Kologi claimed that he spared his grandfather’s life when he collapsed in devastation, learning that his partner had been shot.
Linda’s cousin Walter Montelione told TV station WCBS-TV: “The Kologis were very caring, loving people and always looking to do fun things with their kids.”
Brittany was a first-year health science student at Stockton University in New Jersey.
In 2020, Kologi was indicted on four counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Michal Gunar attended a New Year’s Eve white supremacist “meet and greet” at a property in East Brunswick, New Jersey in December 2011.
He and Kyle Powell drove to an apartment complex in Sayreville with the intention of randomly attacking non-Caucasian individuals, according to FBI prosecutors.
Gunar attacked two Middle Eastern men and shouted anti-Arab slurs.
He admitted pulling a man out of a car, punching him in the face and head.
Gunar was sentenced to 33 months in jail while Powell was sentenced to 15 months behind bars.
Powell pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a hate crime assault.
Hareth Hameed was arrested in 2018 on suspicion of killing Matthew Webster, 20.
He was booked on complaints of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Cops found Webster in a car with a gunshot wound on New Years’ Eve 2016.
He was taken to hospital where he died.
Cops learned that Webster was originally shot inside a home during an alleged altercation, according to KOKH.
During their probe, investigators unearthed deleted texts from Hameed’s phone that allegedly showed him having a conversation with Victoria Smith.
The messages allegedly show Hameed explaining the shooting to Smith.
Court records allege that she replied: “I hope you hit him.”
Hameed allegedly told cops that Smith was his ex-girlfriend.
She allegedly encouraged Hameed to “switch out” his license plate to help disguise his car, according to court papers.
Cops wanted to speak to Smith but it remains unknown if she was ever arrested and charged.Kologi, center, killed parents Steven and Linda, and sister Brittany at their family home[/caption] Brittany was a first-year student at university when she was killed[/caption]