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Jason Reeves, 32, struggled for years to find his way, frequently running afoul of the law and grappling with mental health issues.
In spite of it all, his mother, Paulette, stood by him, trying to help her son climb out of his personal morass.
This month, everything came crashing down.
On Wednesday, detectives knocked on the door of the fourth-floor apartment Mr. Reeves shared with his 67-year-old mother in the Albany Houses, a public housing complex in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Her co-workers had reported her missing after Ms. Reeves, who worked as a lunch aide at a nearby middle school, failed to show up for work.
Mr. Reeves answered the door. He explained that his mother was away in Florida, but the detectives noticed “an odor of rotting flesh,” according to court documents, and entered the apartment. Inside a closet, they found Ms. Reeves’s charred, mutilated body. She had been stabbed several times in her chest, face and eyes, the documents said.
Upon searching the bathroom, the police found bloodstains and burn marks inside and above the bathtub. More bloodstains were visible throughout the apartment, where Ms. Reeves’s body had apparently been dragged from the bathroom to the closet, according to the court documents. After taking her son into custody and transporting him to the 77th Precinct for questioning, detectives noticed blood on his clothing, the documents said.
Mr. Reeves was arraigned on Friday afternoon in Brooklyn Criminal Court on charges of second-degree murder and held without bail. Gaunt-faced and bearded, a handcuffed Mr. Reeves shuffled into the courtroom wearing a white Tyvek jumpsuit and plastic foot coverings, which had been given to him in lieu of his bloodstained clothes.
His lawyer, Stuart Rubin of Brooklyn Defender Services, declined to comment on the charges against his client.
Ms. Reeves had long tried to help her son move past his problems, according to several neighbors and acquaintances. A churchgoer and devoted mother who immigrated from Jamaica when Jason was a child, she witnessed her son’s struggle with mental illness and brushes with the law, both in southern Florida and in New York City.
The family moved around often after arriving in the United States. In 2004, Ms. Reeves and her husband, Barry Reeves, filed for divorce in Broward County, Fla.
After separating from Jason’s father, Ms. Reeves fell behind on a subprime mortgage and sold her house in South Florida for a loss, according to property records. She moved north, first settling in the Bronx from July 2008 through the fall of 2011, when she moved to the Albany Houses in Crown Heights.
Her son stayed behind in Florida, often running into trouble with the authorities. A review of court records showed that Mr. Reeves faced several separate felony charges of battery, burglary, domestic violence, assault, robbery with a firearm and domestic violence from 2005 through 2008. Some of his early offenses were prosecuted through a specialized mental health court in Broward County, and in 2006 he was institutionalized by the courts after being found mentally incompetent to stand trial, according to court records.
By September 2010, Mr. Reeves had moved north to the Bronx to live with his mother. He was arrested again that month, suspected of breaking and entering into a ground-floor apartment in the northeast Bronx. He and his mother moved to the Albany Houses in Brooklyn in 2011, but two years later, Mr. Reeves was arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a factory in Greenpoint.
During the past year, Mr. Reeves began to use crack openly, stopped washing and became threatening and erratic, acquaintances and neighbors said. More than once, his mother approached young men who hung out in the lobby and stairwells of her building, asking them for help with her son.
A neighbor, Asia Djones, said she heard Ms. Reeves say to the young men that if they were selling drugs, “please don’t sell my son drugs.”
Toward the end of last summer, Mr. Reeves started dropping weight and getting new tattoos. He began menacing his neighbors, they said, snatching pocketbooks, drinking openly and hustling people in the building for money.
Last year, according to neighbors, his mother sent him back to Jamaica in hopes that he would find peace. It didn’t work. Ms. Reeves told her friends that her son had been beaten within an inch of his life over drugs, leaving him with missing teeth and a newly misshapen face.
Mr. Reeves’s behavior grew so menacing in recent months that his mother began to fear for her safety, one of her friends, Jacqueline Cunningham, recounted in an interview. “I don’t know what to do anymore, I’m nervous,” Ms. Cunningham said Ms. Reeves told her. “She said, ‘I think that boy is going to kill me.’”
On Oct. 5, the police responded to a 911 call at the apartment shared by Ms. Reeves and her son. Neighbors said that Jason was taken away in an ambulance to a mental hospital for treatment. Within days, he had returned to the Albany Houses and resumed his cycle of drug abuse, petty larceny and erratic behavior, they said.
Last weekend, when his mother disappeared, Mr. Reeves wandered around the neighborhood as usual, neighbors said. He chucked cigarette butts around the lobby, walked to the store to buy beer and tried to sell gift cards for whatever he could get for them on the street.
But he had something new to say.
“He came out here to smoke like nothing happened and was telling people that his mother went away,” said Sean Williams, an acquaintance from the neighborhood. “Just like, ‘She ain’t around no more.’”B:
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