Share this Story

Ugly Betty actor beheads mom with sword

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Michael Brea murder suspect

A bit player on Ugly Betty stands accused of murder after allegedly butchering his own mother with a samurai sword.

Michael Brea murder suspect

Small time actor Michael Brea, who had a bit part on Ugly Betty and was a dancer in Step Up 3D, is under psychiatric evaluation after allegedly beheading his mother with a samurai sword in a religious rage.

Neighbors in the family's Brooklyn neighborhood say they heard Brea ranting about religion during the rampage.

"I heard this wild screaming," said neighbor Gregory Clare. "Michael was yelling, 'Repent, repent, sinner, sinner,' over and over again. He was screaming, 'You never accepted Jesus.' It was real loud."

Another neighbor said, "I hear [Brea] chasing [his mother] through the house and he's just saying a bunch of [Bible] passages like, 'Repent, repent, repent.' I heard him chasing her through the house and I heard a loud scream and so I have my father call the cops."

According to cops, the victim was found amidst an "extremely bloody" scene with her head sliced off.

Michael Brea had to be Tasered by cops to be subdued and is currently under psych hold pending murder charges.

New in Entertainment

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started