Jury finds Muslim TV executive guilty of beheading


LAHORE – After a three-week trial and one hour of deliberations, an upstate New York jury on Monday found Muzzammil Hassan guilty of second-degree murder for beheading his wife,
according to CNN.
In February 2009, Hassan, who founded a TV network aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes, went to a police station in the Buffalo, New York, suburb of Orchard Park and told officers his wife was dead, police said. Aasiya Hassan had been decapitated, with prosecutor Paul Bonanno, saying during opening arguments that the long knife used by her husband had left marks on his office’s tile floor.
According to prosecutors, Aasiya Hassan had filed for divorce less than a week before she died. Police earlier said they had responded to several domestic violence calls at the couple’s home, but no one had ever been arrested. Hassan was the chief executive officer of the network Bridges TV, and Aasiya Hassan was the general manager.