- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A Bronx man charged with killing and dismembering his mother and dumping her body parts in the trash has been sentenced to 25 years-to-life in prison.

Twenty-six-year-old Bahsid McLean was sentenced on Monday after being convicted of murder and unlawful dissection of a body in the death of Tanya Byrd, a 45-year-old home health aide.

Authorities say McLean stabbed his mother in her Morrisania apartment in February, 2013. They say he took a “selfie” photograph with her severed head. He then discarded her remains in garbage bags inside suitcases.

During his arraignment, McLean’s lawyer said his client was innocent and that he had been off his medication.

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