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'Ugly Betty' Actor in

Custody in Samurai Sword Killing

11/23/2010 6:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

An actor who appeared on "Ugly Betty" was taken into custody in Brooklyn this morning for allegedly killing his mother with a 3-foot long samurai sword while screaming biblical passages.

Michael Brea Ugly Betty
According to the police, the suspect -- Michael Brea -- sliced his mother's head off during the attack. 

When cops arrived to the scene around 2:20 AM, officers say Brea was clutching the bible. Cops ultimately had to use a taser to subdue the actor. Brea was taken to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric evaluation with a police escort.

Police claim the scene was "extremely bloody."

A neighbor told WPIX 11, "I hear the brother chasing her [his mother] through the house and he's just saying a bunch of [Bible] passages like, 'Repent, Repent, Repent.'"

The neighbor continued, "I heard him chasing her through the house and I hear a loud scream and so I have my father call the cops, call 911."

Brea has not been formally arrested or charged yet. We're told he'll will be turned over to the NYPD once his psychiatric evaluation is complete.

UPDATE: Brea has been charged with 2nd degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

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Jus    

OMG! Did he think she was the Anti-Christ or something?

1241 days ago
2.

Carl    

I was going to make a comment about his weird photograph but after reading the story I think I'll pass.

1241 days ago
3.

dd    

WHAT THE HELL! Ok women it is holiday time beware of domestic violence it rises during these times take care of yourselves!

1241 days ago
4.

andy    

Real life "Kill Bill" type stuff. What a wacko . . .

1241 days ago
5.

Trevis Miho    

....WTF!!!!!!!

1241 days ago
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Texas Chick    

Ha! Isn't it typically the mom that thinks the kid is the anti-christ?

1241 days ago
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Sonja    

He must have lost his mind, or been on something weird. Maybe he found 'Jaysus' and just freaked out .. his parents being Haitian born maybe he took it upon himself to follow the words of God and Bible and kill those who worshiped anyone other than the one 'true god' ... happens all the time.

1241 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

He must have went insane. That is f'ing crazy.

1241 days ago
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cryan    

Are his eyebrows tattooed?? Wow, you couldn't make that stuff up! The dude's obviously on drugs LOL. He ninja executed his mommy with bible verses! hahahahahaha! Unbelievable!

1241 days ago
10.

Superman    

OMG. That is messed-up! Do they ever let any good people into hollywood these days?!?!

1241 days ago
11.

nab    

there can be only one.
gawd cocaine...it's a helluva drug

1241 days ago
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Roe    

I don't recall him on Ugly Betty. Never really heard of him. Tragic story.

1241 days ago
13.

Holly    

Put him in with OJ

1241 days ago
14.

Jason    

So Many horrific stories this Thanksgiving

1241 days ago
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John    

#18 The dude ain't white.

Weird stuff but I want to know who the heck they interviewed. That person really needs to take some English classes.

1241 days ago
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