Dee “Darwin” Jackson, the 16-year-old Bronx teen who shot and killed his mother in cold blood, admitted to NYPD detectives in chilling detail exactly what led to him to take the life of his own mother.
According to the New York Post, Jackson confessed to the brutal murder of his mother Tihesha Savage, 34, to a police detective Wednesday, hours after her remains were discovered in a dumpster steps from the family’s apartment building, Bronx prosecutors said.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Bronx Supreme Court yesterday, Jackson said his mother was asleep when he shot her in the head.
“After I fired, I saw her body twitch. She tried to get up, and then I started hitting her in the head with a wooden bat numerous times,” the complaint reads.
Investigators believe Jackson’s 7-year-old sister, Ashley, was in the family’s Mount Eden apartment as he wrapped his mother’s bloody body in a Scooby-Doo blanket, stuffed her in a plastic bin and carried her across a busy street to leave with the trash.
A building superintendent discovered the body within hours and called police.
Police said Jackson’s motive stemmed from an argument he and his mother had about his late-night outings.
Neighbors claim Jackson’s troubles ran deeper, saying the teen was always angry and frequently argued with his mother.
Jackson was arraigned in Bronx Supreme Court yesterday and pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, manslaughter and a weapons charge. He was held without bail.
Jackson has two prior arrests for marijuana, but no known history of violence.
Our hearts go out to the Savage family, especially Jackson’s sister, who will be growing up without a mother.