Divorce Beheading Trial: Contrasting Accounts

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Contrasting images of a former New York television executive accused of stabbing and decapitating his wife were presented on the opening day of his trial Tuesday, with prosecutors calling the attack a final act of domin…

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Contrasting images of a former New York television executive accused of stabbing and decapitating his wife were presented on the opening day of his trial Tuesday, with prosecutors calling the attack a final act of domination and control over the woman who was divorcing him. The defense described the killing as an act of blind fury by a husband who feared for his own life.

The second-degree murder trial of Muzzammil Hassan started in Erie County Court in Buffalo. The 46-year-old is accused in the death of his estranged wife, 37-year-old Aasiya Hassan, two years ago inside the studios of Bridges TV.

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