This Article is From Nov 25, 2010

Ugly Betty star accused of hacking mother's head

Ugly Betty star accused of hacking mother's head

Highlights

  • Ugly Betty actor Michael Brea has allegedly murdered his 55-year-old mother by severing her head with a 3-foot long samurai sword while chanting biblical incantations.
  • The 31-year-old actor, who appeared in some episodes of the hit US TV series, was accused of slicing Yannick Brea's head at their Brooklyn, New York home, TMZ reported.
Los Angeles: Ugly Betty actor MichaelBrea has allegedly murdered his 55-year-old mother by severingher head with a 3-foot long samurai sword while chantingbiblical incantations.

The 31-year-old actor, who appeared in some episodesof the hit US TV series, was accused of slicing Yannick Brea'shead at their Brooklyn, New York home, TMZ reported.

"I hear the brother chasing her (his mother) throughthe house and he's just saying a bunch of (Bible) passageslike, 'Repent, Repent,Repent'," said a neighbour.

"I heard him chasing her through the house and I heara loud scream and so I have my father call the cops, call911."

Brea was arrested Tuesday morning after police foundhim clutching a bible and repeating verses of repentance andreligion from it.

Arriving at the scene at 2:20am, the police found it"extremely bloody."

Brea was taken to a nearby hospital for psychiatricevaluation and will be handed over to the NYPD afterwards.