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Bronx madman who beheaded his mom is father of 4-year-old boy fatally beaten by mother

January 30, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Bronx madman who beheaded his mom is father of 4-year-old boy fatally beaten by mother

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The Brooklyn mom, who was charged with beating her 4-year-old child to death with a broomstick, was once married to the son’s father — a Bronx madman who murdered and beheaded his mother.

“Ain’t this crazy?” Cassandra McLean-Smith, the aunt of murderer Bahsid McLean, said. “A child kills his mother, and a mother kills her child. Ridiculous. What are we coming to?”

Tanya Byrd, McLean-Smith’s sister, was killed and beheaded by Bahsid McLean, her oldest son, back in February 2013. At the time, he was married to Vera McLean, but according to McLean’s sister, Porsche Lovett, his wife changed her name to Zarah Coombs after the slaying.

The 26-year-old mother was taken into custody on Thursday for the brutal killing of her little boy Zamair, who became the target of her homicidal fury when he accidentally dropped an egg on the floor, according to sources.

Bahsid McLean (l.), the Bronx murderer who beheaded his mother, is the father of fatally beaten 4-year-old Zamair Coombs. (COURTESY MCLEAN FAMILY)

Zamair was only three months old when his dad dismembered his grandmother with a 2-foot Black & Decker electrical saw and shoved the body parts into trash bags.

McLean-Smith said the deadly couple met in a group home, and her family was not supportive of the wedding.

“We weren’t against her, we were against Bahsid,” McLean-Smith stated. “My nephew was no good. He was a bully; he didn’t work, he lived off his mother. We didn’t understand what she saw in him.”

Bahsid McLean is serving between 25 years and life behind bars for the slaying, which he punctuated by posing for a picture as he clutched onto his mother’s head.

Zarah Coombs is held in custody after the fatal beating of her son, Zamair was married to Bashid McLean (GO NAKAMURA FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

McLean-Smith said she only heard about the deadly beating of the little boy via a phone call from an old friend on Saturday morning.

She had only met Zamair once, when he was less than a year old, and will now never see him again, she added.

“I cried this morning,” she said. “I did a lot of crying. How do you beat a child that bad? How do you beat a child to death with a broom? What made you so angry? He’s four years old.”

McLean beheaded his mother and posted the photo on Facebook back in 2013

Court documents revealed that Bahsid and Zarah filed for divorce in April 2016, and the case was settled in November.

McLean’s sister said she was still struggling to cope with the two tragedies.

“I would have never thought my brother would have done that to my mother,” Lovett said. “I would have never wanted my nephew to die like that. She (Zarah) was a sweet girl. I just don’t understand.”

Lovett added that she was angry that Zarah told journalists during a jailhouse interview that her boyfriend was the boy’s father.

Lovett was also curious if anyone informed her brother of his son’s killing.

“He should be notified,” she continued. “It’s a death in the family.”

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