After giving investigators conflicting statements, Ramirez-Mejia later confessed to taking a large kitchen knife, cutting off his aunt’s head, and placing it in a bag.
He then put both the head and the rest of her body in a trash container outside his apartment, the Herald reported.
The suspect told police that he and his aunt fought over her boyfriend and that she attacked Ramirez-Mejia with a knife. A struggle ensued, and Ramirez-Mejia said he cut her several times, took her to the bathroom "and started to cut her neck," WPLG-TV reported.
Ramirez-Mejia is currently jailed without bond.