Ugly Betty Actor Charged With Murdering His Mother

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Michael Brea, who played a recurring role on the defunct ABC TV series Ugly Betty, was arrested by New York police Tuesday on murder and weapons charges, as the 31-year-old actor is accused of fatally stabbing his mother with a 3-foot sword.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the victim, Yannick Brea, 55, was found with cuts to her head in the bathroom of her Brooklyn apartment early Tuesday.

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“In a bedroom was her son… with a 3-foot sword,” the commissioner said, noting Brea was slated to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Gregory Clare, a neighbor of the victim’s, said that he heard loud, religious-based rantings coming from the apartment.

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“I heard this wild screaming,” Clare told the NY Daily News, saying he heard the phrases, “Repent, repent, sinner, sinner,” and “You never accepted Jesus,” coming from the alleged crime scene.

 

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