Muslim arrested for beheading his wife

A NEW York man who established a TV station in the hope of portraying  Muslims in a more positive light, is today in prison after police found the headless body of his recently divorced wife.

The Hassans

Muzzammil Hassan founder of Bridges TV, is charged with beheading his wife, Aasiya Hassan.

According to this report, Orchard Park police are investigating the particularly gruesome killing after her husband Muzzammil Hassan, 44 -  an influential member of the local Muslim community – reported her death to the police.

Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband with second-degree murder.

Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz said:

He came to the police station at 6:20 pm [last Thursday] and told us that she was dead.

Muzzammil Hassan told police that his wife was at his business, Bridges TV, on Thorn Avenue in the village. Officers went to that location and discovered her body.

Muzzammil Hassan is the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, which he launched in 2004, to help portray Muslims in a more positive light.

The killing apparently occurred some time late Thursday afternoon. Detectives still are looking for the murder weapon.

Said Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III:

Obviously, this is the worst form of domestic violence possible.

Authorities say Aasiya Hassan recently had filed for divorce from her husband.

Benz added:

She had an order of protection that had him out of the home as of Friday, February 6.

Hassan was arraigned before Village Justice Deborah Chimes and sent to the Erie County Holding Centre.

Hat Tip: Rocketboy