Ugly Betty’s Michael Brea Kills Mother with Samauri Sword

Ugly Betty actor Michael Brea killed his mother, Yannick Brea, with a Samauri sword.  Neighbors heard the mother screaming, and a chase in process in their second story apartment, with Brea yelling “repent, repent, repent.”

Michael Brea

Michael Brea, 31, is an American from Haiti. This article is quick to say he was mentally disturbed. Unable to subdue him, police used a taser and he was taken to a hospital with police guard.

Yannick Brea, 55, was found in the apartment missing her head and the rest of her “hacked” and “stabbed.”

Neighbors knew someone was dying and called the police:

“‘Somebody was getting murdered or something to me, that’s what it [the screams] sounded like,” one neighbor told PIX 11 News.

Michael Brea is a native New Yorker, the owner of a Subway Restaurant at 1709 Broadway, Brooklyn, and he has a twin brother.  Thanksgivings have apparently been happier in the past:

“I remember growing up and my mother was always feeding people who were less fortunate,” Brea told in a July 2009 interview. “My parents [Marcel and Yannick] raised me to always share and to give charity in the name of God!”

The father, Marcel Brea, is not mentioned other than the quote above.

Brea had parts on the TV show Ugly Betty, is a dancer in the soon to be released  movie Step-Up 3-D, and was a spokesman for Coca-Cola Full Throttle., a movie blog, says Brea wanted to “make a big name for himself.” He has certainly done that.

Michael Brea Decapitates Mother with Samauri Sword

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