A Brooklyn mom told neighbors she feared her son may kill her — and then he allegedly did just that, stabbing her to death before stashing her burnt body, The Post has learned.
Jason Reeves, 32, allegedly stabbed his 67-year-old mother several times, then burned her corpse and stuffed it in his bedroom closet, according to sources. Police discovered the corpse Wednesday after the victim didn’t show up for work.
Reeves was taken into custody at the home he and his mother shared. The cause of death has not yet been determined.
“She told me, ‘I think that boy [is] gonna kill me. I don’t know what to do anymore’,” said neighbor Jacqueline Cunningham, who broke down crying Friday outside Crown Heights’ Albany Houses building, where she often chatted with the victim.
The pair was originally from Jamaica, police sources said, and the mother had sent Reeves back last year — but he returned after only a few months.
“I told her, you shouldn’t have brought him back from Jamaica,” Cunningham said.
“When he came back [from Jamaica] he was in a bad place,” noted Asia D’Jones, who says the mother tried to tell drug dealers not to sell anything to her son because “he’s going crazy.”
“She was a nice lady. She would give you the shirt off her back,” she said of the victim.
Police said Reeves has at least three prior arrests from the last five years — two for burglary and one for assault.
“I always worried about her. She would say I’m working with him, I’m praying for him,” neighbor Leon Conner, 28, said of the victim. “She seemed more calm when he was away.”
“Anybody could have known not to hurt their mom,” Connor added. “That’s worse than a serial killer.”
Reeves appeared in Brooklyn Criminal Court Friday afternoon wearing a white Tyvek jumpsuit, which he was given after police noticed blood on his clothing earlier. He shuffled into court in handcuffs, where he was notably disengaged, unable to stand up fully or speak.
He was charged with murder in the second degree and held without bail.
According to court documents, police discovered the victim’s body after noticing an “odor of rotting flesh” coming from the Reeves’ apartment. The criminal complaint also stated that the victim’s body had burn marks, possibly caused by an accelerant, as well as stab wounds to her face, chest and eyes.
Reeves is set to appear in court on Feb. 11.
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