Son arraigned in dismembering death of his mother

Posted at 7:32 PM, Feb 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-28 19:32:43-05

A Bronx man was arraigned Thursday on charges he killed and dismembered his mother.

23-year old Bashid McLean and his alleged accomplice, William Harris,  were arrested Tuesday.

Police say a dog walker found the victim — Tanya Byrd — earlier that morning. Parts of her body were found in plastic bags scattered around the Melrose section of the Bronx.

Reports say both men have implicated each other in the murder of McLean’s mother.