Grisly new photos released of man who dismembered mom, including ‘trophy’ pic

Grisly new photos released of man who dismembered mom, including ‘trophy’ pic

BashidSeeing is believing. And for those skeptical of reports that a clearly unhinged New York man took a snapshot of himself holding aloft his mother’s severed head after killing her and hacking her to pieces, a copy of the photo was leaked on Saturday. The image, which surfaced at The New York Post, is reproduced here.

For those squeamish about peeking, the bloody head has been redacted, but the photo is chilling nonetheless. In it, 23-year-old Bahsid McLean appears wearing a triumphal smile, clad in a white tank top and bandanna.

According to the latest information made available by the NYPD, McLean killed 45-year-old Tanya Byrd in the Morrisania apartment they shared and then sliced up her body with a power saw. Before depositing the  remains around the neighborhood, he snapped the “keepsake” image of himself and Byrd’s head while standing in front of a bathroom mirror.

View slideshow: New photos of man who hacked his mother to pieces

One of the new images released based on court documents is an overhead Google street map of the area of the Bronx, highlighting where different parts of the corpse were retrieved. Another overhead shot reveals the final resting place McLean chose for his mother’s right leg, amid a pile of trash on Eagle Avenue. 

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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