According to TMZ, Ugly Betty actor Michael Brea has been charged with 2nd degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly killing his mother with a sword.
Early Tuesday morning, Michael was taken into custody after allegedly stabbing his 55-year-old mother to death in her Brooklyn apartment, TMZ reports according to law enforcement sources.
It was initially reported that Michael was suspecting of using a samurai sword, but TMZ now reports that another type of blade was allegedly used that was about 3 feet in length.
Michael, 31-years-old, was sitting in a chair, holding a bible and the sword when responding officers arrived on scene, New York’s WPIZ reports. The first responder reportedly had to taser the former Ugly Betty star in order to subdue him.
“I hear the brother chasing her [his mother] through the house and he’s just saying a bunch of like [Bible] passages like, ‘Repent, Repent, Repent,’” neighbor Gregory Clare, a neighbor said. “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.”
Michael is set to be arraigned sometime today.