An actor who appeared on “Ugly Betty” was heard angrily reciting Bible passages before he killed his mother with a samurai sword last night. Michael Brea, 31, who had bit parts on the ABC show and Step Up: 3-D, delivered fatal stab wounds to Yannick Brea, 55, during a late-night stand-off with the cops in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.
When Emergency Services cops arrived, they knocked down the door to the apartment about 2:20 a.m. and found a gruesome scene, with Yannick kneeling in the bathroom with multiple stab wounds to her head. [NY Post]
According to the police, the suspect 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.” [TMZ]
You can read more and see the news report at WPIX. So… yeah. It’s always nice to write about terrifying and gruesome murders that happen a short distance from your apartment. I think we all know what’s to blame for this tragedy: “Ugly Betty.” Maybe Hollywood will learn its lesson and start making shows with attractive protagonists.