An actor who had bit parts in Ugly Betty and Step Up 3D is under psychiatric evaluation after allegedly chopping of his mum's head with a sword.
Michael Brea, 31, is said to have gone on a religious rant and attacked his mother with a samurai sword in the Brooklyn home they shared.
Yannick Brea, 55, was allegedly and behedded in the attack on Tuesday.
Brea is alleged to have been heard screaming at his mother to "repent" before supposedly stabbing her to death.
Police are believed to have found him clutching a bible at the scene.
"I hear the brother chasing (the mother) through the house and he's just saying a bunch of like Bible passages like, 'Repent, repent, repent'," neighbour Gregory Clarke told news reporters.
Brea was taken for psychiatric evaluation and has been described as a hard working man who could be seen on Ugly Betty and Step Up 3D.
"I would say he was a down-to-earth, cool, hardworking person. I couldn't see this coming at all," another neighbour said.
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