Son, 2nd person arrested in NYC dismemberment case

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Associated Press

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 2:33 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 28 at 2:33 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The son of a woman whose dismembered remains were found in trash bags on New York City streets has been arrested on murder charges.

Police say 23-year-old Bashid McLean and an acquaintance were picked up on Wednesday in connection with the death of McLean's mother, 45-year-old Tanya Byrd.

A nearby resident walking a dog found a bag with some of the remains on a Bronx street Tuesday. Police then found three other bags on surrounding blocks.

McLean and 26-year-old William Harris also are charged with unlawfully dissecting a human body and hindering prosecution.

It's unclear whether the suspects have lawyers. No phone numbers can be found for their homes.

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