NorCal Man Allegedly Shot His Mother, Cut Out Her Heart Because ‘He Was Mad’

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Omar Pettigen is seen in a photo released by the Fremont Police Department.

Omar Pettigen is seen in a photo released by the Fremont Police Department.

When it comes to gruesome crime scenes, they don’t get much worse than this.

Following up on a call from a concerned New Mexico man who hadn’t heard from his ex-wife and their son in Northern California as he normally would have, Fremont police officers found the bloodiest crime in the city’s history last week.

“It’s a very, very upsetting case … there was blood everywhere,” said Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.

Outlined in court documents that detail 31-year-old Omar Pettigen’s calm, collected interview with detectives, on Sept. 29 officers found Pettigen’s slain mother lying on her back in her bedroom, her head and torso shot through multiple times, an axe wound to her head and her heart placed on top of her open chest.

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