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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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Well there's another one for

1390 days ago


Marx was right about "religion is the opiate of the masses". Seems religion gives you the right to kill if you think there's a demon around. Bull****. Hocus Pocus. All of the above.

1388 days ago


I am a Ugly Betty fan and whomever said this Michael Brea starred on Ugly Betty lied. Besides the name Michael Brea could have been mistaken with the name Michael Urie (who did star on Ugly Betty as Marc St.James - Wilhelmina Slater's assistant).And they do not look nothing alike but this Michael Brea do look alot like Mark Indelicato (who played Betty's nephew Justin Suarez)except for the age, Brea is much older. Also Ugly Betty was on the air from 2006-2010 and according to IMDBPro series cast Michael Brea was never a cast.

1344 days ago
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