Manuel Mesa got naked on Valentine’s Day. He grabbed a kitchen knife and fatally stabbed his mother, police said, and kicked and punched her repeatedly.
Mesa, 35, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his mother, Nancy Mesa. Miami-Dade Corrections workers covered his head with a spit mask when he was being booked into jail to protect themselves from his saliva.
His arrest affidavit says Mesa told police that he “beat the living s--- out of her,” and he “stabbed her in the heart.” A witness confirmed Mesa’s statement, according to the police report, saying that Mesa repeatedly punched and kicked his mother.
Police say they rushed to the family’s home at 15711 SW 109th Ave., at 3 p.m. Sunday after a report of a nude man beating a woman. When they arrived, police said, Mesa was leaving the home and officers noticed blood on him.
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His mother was found lying in the front of the home with a puncture wound to her chest. She died while being rushed to the hospital. Paramedics say they found a knife blade in her chest.