Bronx man found guilty of fatally stabbing his mother, dissecting her corpse

Body found on Bronx street

Tanya Byrd’s body was found chopped up, stuffed in trash bags and dumped on a Bronx street.
A passerby called police after seeing a human leg sticking out of the trash pile.

MORRISANIA, the Bronx — A Bronx man was found guilty of fatally stabbing his mother and dismembering her body, the Bronx District Attorney’s office said Monday.

Bahsid McLean, 26, faces 25 years to life for the 2013 murder of his mother, Tanya Byrd. He was convicted for second-degree murder and unlawful dissection of the body of a human being.

“The defendant fatally stabbed his mother and then chillingly took photos with her mutilated corpse,” said DA Darcel Clark. “A jury has found him guilty of these horrific acts and now he faces many years in prison.”

McLean, who had been arrested 21 times before the death of his mother, stabbed her to death in her Morrisania apartment in 2013, prosecutors said. He dismembered his mother’s body and took photos with her severed head. McLean discarded of her remains in garbage bags.

A dog walker discovered one of Byrd’s legs in a pile of trash, police said. Her other body parts were all found within a half mile of McLean’s apartment. Police also found a saw in McLean’s apartment.

McLean is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 5.