New York man found guilty of murder in wife's beheading
Muzzammil Hassan was convicted Monday in the 2009 beheading death of his wife, Aasiya Hassan.
February 7th, 2011
05:06 PM ET

New York man found guilty of murder in wife's beheading

A New York jury on Monday found Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan guilty of second-degree murder for the 2009 beheading of his wife.

His legal adviser, Jeremy Schwartz, said that Hassan, who made closing arguments on his own behalf, may appeal the verdict.

Hassan, who founded a TV network aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes, went to a police station in February 2009 in the Buffalo, New York, suburb of Orchard Park and told officers his wife was dead, police have said. Aasiya Hassan had been decapitated.

The jury deliberated for an hour before delivering the verdict.

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  1. american???

    You all are very ignorant and must be extremely bored to even comment the way that you are. Obviously the details aren't here so you do not know why he received 2nd degree instead of 1st. Also you weren't there as well as lack of details so that solidifies why you should refrain from making such rash comments. And the fact that these posts are approved makes me question the credibility of this network. It makes me extremely sad to be an american that we (majority) need organizations religion and money to define us, and therefore think that it is proper to define others by theirs. The media never points out that a felon is of any other religion or race unless they practice Islam or are black (whether the race actually matters, no, it has all to do with the color of the skin). You all should take your inferior complex and crawl under a rock.

    February 8, 2011 at 6:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. pebblewebble

    I am SO sick and tired of people misinterpreting their religions to do such horrible and sickening things to other people, especially people that trusted that they were loved and cared about by the very same sick individuals who harmed them the worst way imaginable!!!

    February 8, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. american???

    What makes you think his religion has anything to do with what he did? Especially if you don't know why he did it. He could have some type of mental disability or depression you don't know so don't go blaming his religion, or generalize a group of people. You do not need to make others a subject of your ignorance.
    @Jack what does a law degree have to do with religion, did you really think that through? What religious book has been updated or even written by a lawyer? What makes you say that muslim schools teach 100% bad, what school in America even teaches the truth, america builds lies and hides the truth, that goes with public schools especially, private, charter and catholic schools.
    @pebblewebble I'm SO sick of people generalizing an action based on their religion or race. Did you ever think any of what you said through?!? How about their personal disposition is what causes them to commit crimes.

    February 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. headroom

    Maybe he was planning an inexpensive vacation trip for their wedding anniversary? (1) Carry-on allowed. Now that's using your head.

    February 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Cesar

    I think its her fault she was a btch a deserved it you women that screw around be carefull you to should be killed

    February 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Cesar

    Beheading is a very beautifull death they should implement this procedure for all of you btches out there

    February 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Cesar

    After beheading the btch everyone can fuk her

    February 8, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. twin312

    "I see where this is headed"

    February 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. amy

    To all of u ignorant ppl. If u actually researched the article and got facts on "mo's" deffence you would realize that his actions had nothing to do with religion. He actually says that his wife was abusive and his actions were in self deffense. Obviously the creep is dillusional and needs mental and deserves the death penalty. All of u ignorant retards need to get ur heads out of ur asses.

    February 8, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Terri

    WOW..you are idiot. Why don't you do us all a favor and log off.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Ramon F Herrera

    Who is an idiot? (sorry, I got here late)

    February 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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