Actor Michael Brea Accused of Killing Mother With Sword

He appeared in 'Ugly Betty' in bit role
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2010 6:42 PM CST

(Newser) – A grisly murder in New York City today is getting attention because the alleged assailant is an aspiring actor who had small roles in Ugly Betty and the movie Step-Up 3D. Neighbors tell the New York Daily News that Michael Brea, 31, killed his mother with a sword while ordering her to "repent" inside her Brooklyn apartment. They also say police waited too long to enter the apartment, but Chief Raymond Kelly says officers followed protocol in such a "barricaded situation." Brea has been arrested and is undergoing psychiatric evaluation. Click here for more.
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