Florida man confesses to killing mother because ‘she never pushed me to be a man,’ say authorities


    A man in Florida confessed Tuesday to fatally stabbing his mother because “she never pushed me to be a man,” authorities said.

    Matthew Sisley, 21, is accused of fatally stabbing his mother at her Kissimmee home and tearing his sister’s hands when she tried to intervene in the attack, according to court documents and a statement from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office on her Facebook page.

    After deputies caught up with a bloodied Sisley Tuesday afternoon, he confessed to the sheriff’s office that he stabbed his mother. According to the sheriff’s office, he said, “I’d do it again.”

    When a detective asked if Sisley thought his mother deserved to be stabbed, he replied, according to the statement, “Yes. … Because she never pushed me to be a man.

    Sisley was incarcerated at the Osceola County Jail on charges of domestic violence involving a deadly weapon. Authorities have said additional charges are coming.

    Friday’s jail records showed that Sisley remained on battery charge at the facility with an additional charge of first-degree murder. His bail in jail read $0, according to records.

    It was not immediately clear on Friday whether Sisley had engaged a lawyer.

    Sisley’s sister witnessed the deadly attack, according to a request for remand filed Wednesday by prosecutors at the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Osceola County.

    “The victim heard their mother screaming for her life. When the victim came out of her room, she saw the defendant stab their mother several times with a kitchen knife,” the motion said. “The victim tried to intervene and suffered several deep lacerations to her hands from the defendant cutting her.”

    The motion asked the court to keep Sisley in jail without bail.

    Sisley’s affidavit stated that when deputies arrived at the home after a report of a stabbing, they encountered Sisley’s sister screaming, “He killed my mom!”

    She appeared in shock, the affidavit said.

    Sisley’s sister told detectives he woke her up Tuesday morning by knocking on a glass back door. Matthew Sisley, his sister said, lived a few houses down from their grandmother’s house, the affidavit said. Sisley said his sister hadn’t slept in days.

    She then helped his brother to sleep and went to a hospital where her brother was the previous day, looking for his phone. The affidavit did not explain why Sisley was hospitalized.

    Upon returning home, Sisley’s sister saw her brother stab their mother at a door near the garage.

    She tried to intervene and get in between them, and then she was stabbed. She then tried to strangle her brother from behind, but he threw her off him and onto the ground, the affidavit said.

    Matthew Sisley threatened his sister’s life and demanded car keys, according to the affidavit.

    Sisley’s sister managed to retrieve her cell phone from another room, called 911, and fled the house. Sisley also left the house, the affidavit said.

    The sheriff’s office said Sisley was eventually found a short distance from the home where the stabbing took place.

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