'Ugly Betty' Actor Charged in Sword Killing

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 tell TMZ.

Ulgy Betty Actor Kills Mother
Michael Brea was taken into custody early Tuesday morning after allegedly stabbing his mother to death in her Brooklyn apartment. 

We're told Brea is not suspected of using a samurai sword -- as initial reports suggested -- but rather another type of blade, roughly 3 feet in length.

Brea is scheduled to be arraigned sometime today.

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