If this ain’t some bone-headed moron ish right here. What was he thinkin’, this guy?
A Manhattan man charged with fatally stabbing his mother told a police operator he did it – then apparently had second thoughts, law enforcement sources said.
“He calls 911 and says he killed his mother,” a source said of suspect Jonathan Schwartz. “He calls again and says, ‘No, she committed suicide.'”
The 41-year-old unemployed man with a history of psychological problems was awaiting arraignment Sunday night on charges he murdered his philanthropist mother, Barbara Schwartz.
He stared stone-faced and was silent, his eyes sunken and dark and his beard untamed, as he was walked out of a police stationhouse.
He shuffled along, bound at the wrists and ankles, wearing a police-issued white smock and booties.
The body of the 67-year-old woman was found inside the E. 85th St. home near Park Ave. she shared with her unemployed son and husband Burt Fischler just before 5 p.m. Saturday.
She was stabbed repeatedly in her neck and torso, cops said. Her son was cuffed at the scene.
“I have no comment right now,” Fischler said Sunday night.
A relative, who did not want to be identified, said the son often tried to get cash from his wealthy mother.
“He’s had disputes with his mom over the years,” a source said.
It was still not clear what sparked the feud inside the posh seventh-floor apartment, nestled just a block from Central Park. There were no records of police ever being called to the home.
Barbara Schwartz, who inherited her wealth from her late father, was head of Weiden Schwartz Fischler Family Foundation. The group funds acts of philanthropy, volunteering and grant-making.
“She did not have an easy time with her children,” the relative told the Daily News after the killing. “Jonathan wasn’t working. He was spoiled.”
Okay, we’re convinced- rich parents deserve more grateful children. R.I.P. Barbara.