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TV executive guilty of beheading his wife

Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 8 Feb - 19:51

Sky News

The founder of a New York TV station set up to promote tolerance and understanding has been convicted of beheading his wife in the studio.

Muzzammil Hassan did not deny killing his wife Aasiyah, but had claimed he was the victim of ongoing domestic violence.

However, the jury took just an hour to reject his claim that the killing was justified because of the "abuse" he described.

The couple ran a Muslim-oriented TV station in Buffalo which they hoped would promote cultural understanding following the September 11 attacks.

Hassan, who defended himself in court, was arrested in February 2009 after walking into a police station and telling officers his wife was dead.

Mrs Hassan's body was then found at the TV station they started in 2004.

Prosecutors said the 46-year-old bought two hunting knives less than an hour before the attack, then lay in wait inside the studios.

CCTV captured some of the assault in which the victim was stabbed more than 40 times in the face, back and chest and then beheaded.

Hassan had been given divorce papers just a week before his wife's body was found.

Before they were dismissed, his lawyers denied Hassan's cultural background had played a role in the killing.

He will be sentenced on March 9.



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Post  malena stool on Tue 8 Feb - 20:46

AnnaEsse wrote:Sky News

The founder of a New York TV station set up to promote tolerance and understanding has been convicted of beheading his wife in the studio.

Muzzammil Hassan did not deny killing his wife Aasiyah, but had claimed he was the victim of ongoing domestic violence.

However, the jury took just an hour to reject his claim that the killing was justified because of the "abuse" he described.

The couple ran a Muslim-oriented TV station in Buffalo which they hoped would promote cultural understanding following the September 11 attacks.

Hassan, who defended himself in court, was arrested in February 2009 after walking into a police station and telling officers his wife was dead.

Mrs Hassan's body was then found at the TV station they started in 2004.

Prosecutors said the 46-year-old bought two hunting knives less than an hour before the attack, then lay in wait inside the studios.

CCTV captured some of the assault in which the victim was stabbed more than 40 times in the face, back and chest and then beheaded.

Hassan had been given divorce papers just a week before his wife's body was found.

Before they were dismissed, his lawyers denied Hassan's cultural background had played a role in the killing.

He will be sentenced on March 9.



She viciously, violently and repeatedly flung her body 40 times onto the two hunting knives he had quite innocently bought just hours earlier,.......? He at least had the good grace to confess. Doesn't NY State have the death penalty for premeditated murder?

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Post  Guest on Tue 8 Feb - 21:02

malena stool wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:Sky News

The founder of a New York TV station set up to promote tolerance and understanding has been convicted of beheading his wife in the studio.

Muzzammil Hassan did not deny killing his wife Aasiyah, but had claimed he was the victim of ongoing domestic violence.

However, the jury took just an hour to reject his claim that the killing was justified because of the "abuse" he described.

The couple ran a Muslim-oriented TV station in Buffalo which they hoped would promote cultural understanding following the September 11 attacks.

Hassan, who defended himself in court, was arrested in February 2009 after walking into a police station and telling officers his wife was dead.

Mrs Hassan's body was then found at the TV station they started in 2004.

Prosecutors said the 46-year-old bought two hunting knives less than an hour before the attack, then lay in wait inside the studios.

CCTV captured some of the assault in which the victim was stabbed more than 40 times in the face, back and chest and then beheaded.

Hassan had been given divorce papers just a week before his wife's body was found.

Before they were dismissed, his lawyers denied Hassan's cultural background had played a role in the killing.

He will be sentenced on March 9.



She viciously, violently and repeatedly flung her body 40 times onto the two hunting knives he had quite innocently bought just hours earlier,.......? He at least had the good grace to confess. Doesn't NY State have the death penalty for premeditated murder?

nope, the new york supreme court declared part of the state capital punishment statute unconstitutional in 2004, and upheld their decision in 2007. the new york legislature has not acted to reinstate the penalty or amend the law.




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Re: TV executive guilty of beheading his wife

Post  malena stool on Wed 9 Feb - 23:49

Thanks Marky,
I'm afraid I can't understand the logic behind removing capital punishment from the statute books for crimes such as premeditated murder, rape and paedophilia. Courts are handing out stiffer sentences for theft and fraud than for crimes against the person.

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