Judge In Beheading Trial Clamps Down On Media

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The judge overseeing the trial of a western New York man who beheaded his wife has ordered him to stop giving TV interviews.

Erie County Judge Thomas Franczyk said Friday that he was displeased that Muzzammill Hassan had spoken to a Buffalo TV station. He said it was improper to try the case “in the media.”

He ordered him not to do any on-camera interviews, and restricted what kind of questions he can answer about his case.
The judge also subpoenaed the notes of a WGRZ-TV reporter who spoke with Hassan on Wednesday.

The station’s news director had no immediate comment.

In the interview, Hassan said he “felt an incredible amount of relief” when he cut off his wife’s head. He claimed she was abusive, and that he is a victim of “battered spouse syndrome.”

Prosecutors said he killed his wife in retaliation for her asking for a divorce.

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  • Margaret

    I pray for justice for this human being and her family. I pray for hell for this waste of life

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  • jp

    What about the hundreds of Americans who decapitate and murder their wives/husbands? Did they learn it from the Quran too?

  • Dan Te

    I can’t wait until Sharia law dominates America. Than I can behead all these stupid bleeding heart c\/nt reporters here. Besides, these bleeding hearts love islamic laws anyway, they deserve it.

  • g/l

    i sounds like she got her divorce but i dont think she meant her head/wait till he tells his story in prison my wife was a bully

  • denny

    Why is there no mention of the fact that this man learned of beheadings from the Quran? When Sharia law dominates America, you at CBS will be held responsible for your mass-media cover-ups of an evil totalitarian force that you saw, but refused to reveal.

    • jp

      Tell me where it says to behead your wife in the Quran.

  • Aaron

    The religion of peace. The sad thing is that many Americans are naive enough to actually believe that garbage.

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