Michael Brea allegedly killed mother with Freemason sword
More details surrounding the slaying of 55-year-old Yannick Brea are leaking out. Her son, actor Michael Brea, has been accused of the crime.
Despite initial reports that Brea's mother had been decapitated with a samurai sword, the New York Daily News is now reporting that the weapon was actually a ceremonial Masonic sword that the actor allegedly took after a Monday night meeting of Freemasons.
"Something happened that made him do it," Brea's uncle told the New York Daily News. "The devil entered him."
A police source also told the paper that Brea said he saw the devil in his mother and accused her of never accepting Jesus. As he was being led away by police, Brea allegedly yelled, "The greatest architect in the universe!" -- a term sometimes used by Masons to represent a supreme being.
TMZ adds that Brea had to be subdued with a Taser before he was taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation. He will reportedly be turned over to the NYPD once that evaluation is complete.
| November 24, 2010; 8:32 AM ET
Categories: Crime Watch
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