According to online reports, an actor who had bit parts on TV’s Ugly Betty and the movie Step Up 3D, has allegedly murdered his own mother with a samurai sword while screaming Biblical passages.

According to, a black woman identified as Yannick Brea, 55, was found dead in her Brooklyn apartment early this morning.

There are unconfirmed reports that Brea was beheaded.

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.