Prosecutors In NY Beheading Question Defense Plans

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The lawyer defending a New York man against charges he beheaded his estranged wife said he still intends to include claims at trial that his client was a battered spouse.

Lawyers in the case against Muzzammil Hassan were in Erie County Court Friday for a final conference in advance of Hassan’s second-degree murder trial. Jury selection starts Monday.

Hassan’s been laying the groundwork for a battered spouse defense, but prosecutors have questioned whether his lawyer has lined up any experts. Attorney Jeremy Schwartz told the judge he does have an expert but may choose not to call him, depending on the prosecution’s case.

Aasiya Hassan was killed in 2009 inside the Muslim-American television station the couple ran.

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  1. your mom says:

    well at least he didnt rape a bunc of little boys…we leave that to the catholics!

  2. Nick says:

    Noticed how the libturds here censored AHKMED?

    AHKMED

    WHY ARE YOU INTERFERING WITH ISLAMIC LAW?
    THIS MAN HAS A RIGHT TO TREAT HIS PROPERTY AS HE WISHES!
    HE DID NOTHING WRONG.
    ISLAM IS A PEACEFUL RELIGION!
    STOP PERSECUTING US!
    WE WILL KILL ALL YOU INFIDEL SATANS OF THE WEST!
    ALLAH IS MERCIFUL!

  3. G says:

    Guess he wanted some head ! Ok if you are a Muslim – been doing this for a thousand years !

  4. JIHAD says:

    CHRISTIANS, WHAT DID U DO TO THE INDIANS WHEN THEY DIDNT WANT TO CONFORM TO YOUR CULT, YA MURDERED THEM!!!!

    1. Nick says:

      Here’s a hint for you: Most of the rest of the world grew out of this stage. It’s called Civilization. Something you’re still clueless about.

  5. JIHAD says:

    “LET HE WHOM IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE, UNLESS YOUR CHRISTIAN OR CATHOLIC, HEY CHRISTIANS OPEN A HISTORY BOOK, HOW MANY LIVE HAVE YOU TAKEN IN THE NAME OF CHRISTIANITY!!!!

  6. asma says:

    Allah is watching every one. No one will take his side as he murdered her. Not only him call Dr Yasmin also who was also his partener in tourturing my sister. Call his parents who supported him. Mr Judge dont leave any of them.

  7. David Flores says:

    sheesh he beheaded her, dude is nuts, kill him and spare us the cost

  8. BS Meter says:

    “Aasiya Hassan was killed in 2009 inside the Muslim-American television station the couple ran.” Beheading? you’d think this would get national attention, no? (wonder why it hasn’t)

    1. Tmcdade says:

      In part because it happend within hours of the plain crash in Clarence.

      1. Tpmcdade says:

        Oops. “Plane”

  9. confused says:

    AHKMED

    WHY ARE YOU INTERFERING WITH ISLAMIC LAW?
    THIS MAN HAS A RIGHT TO TREAT HIS PROPERTY AS HE WISHES!
    HE DID NOTHING WRONG.
    ISLAM IS A PEACEFUL RELIGION!
    STOP PERSECUTING US!
    WE WILL KILL ALL YOU INFIDEL SATANS OF THE WEST!
    ALLAH IS MERCIFUL!

    Ummm if Islam is a peaceful religion…. then why 2 sentences down you state that “we” will kill the infidel and then go on to say Allah is merciful?

    stating a religion is peaceful and then threatening to kill a group of people or a society just because there views do not match your own is far from peaceful or merciful….

    Just sayin

    1. Proud Christian says:

      He was being “tongue in cheek” and joking

  10. AHKMED says:

    WHY ARE YOU INTERFERING WITH ISLAMIC LAW?
    THIS MAN HAS A RIGHT TO TREAT HIS PROPERTY AS HE WISHES!
    HE DID NOTHING WRONG.
    ISLAM IS A PEACEFUL RELIGION!
    STOP PERSECUTING US!
    WE WILL KILL ALL YOU INFIDEL SATANS OF THE WEST!
    ALLAH IS MERCIFUL!

    1. Proud Christian says:

      LOL @ Ahkmed! So true!!! Islam and their merry little bands of peaceful Muslims all across the globe killing and beheading people.

      Yet, somehow Christians is the evil religion?

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