NEW YORK, NEW YORK – A Bronx mother was found slain inside a plastic storage bin Wednesday — and her teenage son was charged with her murder after video footage showed him dumping it on the street like trash, police sources said.
Darwin Jackson, 16, who uses the handle ScarfaceKiller on MySpace, was hauled off by cops shortly after he identified his mother’s body and spat on the ground.
“He said, ‘Oh my God, that’s my mom,’ and he spit and walked away,” neighbor Sonia Carrion said. “He actually spit.”
Jackson told investigators he shot his mother, Tihesha Savage, 34, amid an argument, police sources said. He was charged Wednesday night with second-degree murder and weapons possession.
A building super spotted the tan rectangular bin near some bushes on Macombs Road about 9:10 a.m. Wednesday. When the super took off the lid, he found a horror. Inside was Savage’s crumpled body, with what appeared to be a gunshot wound on her head.
Savage was swaddled in a fleece Scooby-Doo blanket, and more soiled blankets were found in a nearby courtyard, witnesses said. Police were summoned.
Amid the commotion, Jackson came downstairs and walked over. “Ewww! Oh my God!” he said, according to Carrion.
“Everybody saw him spit when he saw the body,” she added.
Neighbors said that Jackson seemed calm while his younger sister was hysterical.
“I asked him what went on,” neighbor Kevin McCorkle, 29, said. “He said he doesn’t know. He wasn’t crying. He was just mad. The little girl kept asking me, ‘Where is my mommy?’”
The teen was taken to the 44th Precinct stationhouse in a patrol car, where he was questioned until he confessed, police sources said. A building security camera captured Jackson dragging the container across Macombs Road and leaving it there, the sources said.
Savage had trouble with her son, whose MySpace page features a photo of a gunman in body armor and a picture of Al Pacino as homicidal Tony (Scarface) Montana.
Cops were called to the apartment in July 2011 after a blowup between mother and son, and neighbors said they often argued.
“I guess he was staying out past his curfew and hanging out with the wrong crowd,” said dog trainer Ralph Tejada, 26.
Carrion said the family’s downstairs neighbor heard a ruckus in the wee hours of Wednesday.
“The little girl kept screaming all night — ‘Mommy, Mommy!’” Carrion said. “She said they’re always arguing.”
The victim, known as Miss T, was described as a quiet woman who cared for her father until his death a few years ago.
“She was just a hard-working mother,” McCorkle said. “If you lived here, you’d call her a ghost. If she wasn’t with her kids, she was in the house.”
In a 2002 Daily News article about a school bus accident, Savage talked about her fears for her children’s safety. She said she had decided to walk her son, then just 6, to and from school every day because there was no monitor on his yellow bus. “It’s dangerous,” she said.