Report: Ugly Betty Actor Kills Mother with Samurai Sword

Michael L. Brea


updated 11/23/2010 AT 2:35 PM ET

originally published 11/23/2010 AT 2:40 PM ET

An actor who had bit parts on Ugly Betty and in Step-Up 3D has allegedly murdered his mother with a samurai sword, according to reports.

A black 55-year-old woman identified as Yannick Brea was found dead in a Brooklyn apartment with multiple stab wounds early Tuesday morning, the NYPD confirms to PEOPLE.

A male was taken into custody and transported to Kings County Hospital, and while the NYPD is not yet releasing the alleged suspect’s name, WPIX-11 in New York reports he is Michael Brea, 31, and that he used a samurai sword to commit the crime.

Police confirmed to that the weapon used was a sword.

The investigation is ongoing. Charges are pending.

ABC, the network on which Ugly Betty appeared, had no comment.


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