The New York man convicted of beheading his own mother is the father of a little boy who underwent a beating so bad that he lost his life.
New York Daily News reports that Zarah Coombs, 25, was arrested for beating her son, Zamair Coombs, to death with a broomstick. She allegedly went into a “homicidal rage” after the little boy accidentally dropped an egg on the floor. Coombs, whose real name is Vera McLean, changed her name after he ex-husband, Bahsid McLean, 26, decapitated his mother in 2013.
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Little Zamair was found unconscious in a Brownsville, New York, apartment at around 9:30 p.m. on January 26. He later died at Brookdale Hospital. Initially, Zarah Coombs said that he hit his head while getting out of the bathtub. However, a city medical examiner ruled the boy’s death a homicide after an autopsy revealed that the child was severely beaten.
Zarah Combs reportedly later admitted that she beat her son incessantly with the handle of a broomstick. She was arrested and charged with murder. She has three other children, two of which are now in the custody of the Administration for Child Services. Her oldest child moved in with a family member.
Cassandra McLean-Smith, sister of Tanya Byrd, who was dismembered by her son, can wrap her mind around the tragedies that occurred with her family.
“Ain’t this crazy?”
A child kills his mother, and then a mother kills her child. Ridiculous. What are we coming to?”
Bahsid McLean, who suffers from severe mental disorders, was sentenced to 25 years to life for killing Byrd. He later took a “selfie” while holding his dead mother’s head in his hand. Mclean-Smith recalled how her nephew was a bully, and the family was against him marrying Coombs, or anyone for that matter.
“We weren’t against her, we were against Bahsid. My nephew was no good. He was a bully, he didn’t work, he lived off his mother. We couldn’t understand what she saw in him.”
Coombs is behind bars with no bail. If convicted, she faces life in prison.
[Feature Photo: Family Handout]