The "Ugly Betty" actor accused of killing his mother with a sword has been charged with 2nd degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
Apparently it was not a Katana (Samurai) sword as rumor has it. Why in the world does THAT matter?
Personally, being a Martial Artist, I'd love to know what this is all about. My condolences on the passing of his Mother.
Michael Brea was taken into custody early Tuesday morning after allegedly stabbing his mother to death in her Brooklyn apartment.
According to the Washington Post he was arrested for allegedly decapitating his mother with a sword while screaming bible verses. Needless to say, he's been taken to Kings County Hospital for a psychiatric exam.
According to Haitian web site BelFim.com:
Haitian-American movie star and entrepreneur Michael L Brea told doctors he saw the devil inside his mother.
Michael Brea "told the doctors that he saw the Devil, and that
the Devil was somehow in his mother," a police source told the Daily
News after the gruesome slaying.
The young actor was heard by neighbors repeating bible verses during his rampage. While his mother, Yannick Brea, was screaming for help, he was yelling "Sinner! Sinner! Repent!"
Yannick was found in a kneeling position "as if offering a final prayer" the daily news says.
Michael L Brea was found by police holding a bible and the alleged murder weapon, a three foot sword, police say.
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