Report: Ugly Betty Actor Kills Mother with Samurai Sword
Michael Brea allegedly stabbed his mother, Yannick Brea, to death Tuesday
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 EW.com 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.