Photo at link.
The son charged with murdering and dismembering his mother's body allegedly posed with his mother's severed head in a photo taken on his cellphone.
The Daily News reports 23-year-old Bashid McLean appears "almost gleeful" in the disturbing photo.
He has reportedly confessed to the charges and has been placed on suicide watch.
On Tuesday, a man walking his dog discovered the dismembered remains of 45-year-old Tanya Byrd. Body parts were found in four separate bags throughout several close blocks.
Sources say McLean had harbored resentment towards Byrd who worked as a home health aide and was described as a "beautiful mother" and a "hard worker" by her sister.
McLean however, has been said to have been troubled for some time.
His lawyer says McLean's been off his medication for days, and according to the Daily News, McLean is schizophrenic.
McLean's father discussed his son's history of violent tendencies and said, "He did destructive things. He set fires. Nobody could control him."
DNAinfo reports McLean allegedly fatally hit his mother while she was sleeping before stealing money from her to purchase a saw to cut up her corpse.
[quote] What's on her iPod?
Losing My Mind by Liza Minnelli and the Pet Shop Boys
Bashid McLean? Wtf, was he an Arab Irishman?
He should have been named Bashed Her McLean.
Years ago, if he was setting fires and no one could control him, he'd have been locked in a psych hospital for the rest of his life. His mother would still be alive. They didn't wait for you to murder someone.
And now Datalounge will have one less visitor. His mother knew she should never barge through the basement door without warning. Let's face it, he could have gone with the highly promoted DL 'grease fire' technique.
Is it just me, or couldn't he totally pass as a lesbian.
Physical appearance only, not the murderous part.
I wonder what percentage of schizophrenics are homicidal?
r19, very few.
"He set fires."
r6, I love that "Hawaii 5-O" episode!
Maybe when he's in prison someone will cut his dick off and shove it in his mouth till he suffocates on it.
Sorry. I wanted to be witty but this is what came out.
Cool comic book cover, r8. Amazing what they could get away with in the 1950s, until they were shut down!
r16 has it right. Why are the more violent loons allowed to skulk the streets?
[quote] Is it just me, or couldn't he totally pass as a lesbian.
Interesting you say that, because he looks like he could be transgendered...
He has a look of pride as if he's expressing, "Look I did it! I finally did it!"
What family doesn't have its ups and downs?
[quote]"fatally hit his mother while she was sleeping before stealing money from her"
He didn't steal from her. She was dead.
I think it's touching that he couldn't bring himself to steal from his mother.
Paranoid schizophrenics are quite often homicidal.
[quote]Paranoid schizophrenics are quite often homicidal.
Honey, no. Stop pushing propaganda. You're helping to keep people who need treatment out of treatment because of the stigma. Most schizophrenics are not violent. They're in their own little worlds. You have a higher rate of Bipolars being violent than schizophrenics.
Paranoid schizos are dangerous and violent. High incidence of matricide, genius. They kill people, throw people in front of trains. You're talking out of your ass again.
That picture you are referring to is of his mother. Not him!
Pay attention would ya.
R32 is right, paranoid schizophrenics and autistic men frequently kill their mothers who, by the way, bust their asses taking care of them.