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Ugly Betty Actor Claims He "Killed The Demon Inside" Of His Mother

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OMG! So scary.

We previously reported that actor Michael Brea was arrested for killing his own mother with a Freemason ceremonial sword, but now he's talking about the incident while being held at the prison ward of Bellevue Hospital.

Brea said:

"I didn't kill her. I killed the demon inside her. So be it. It was the work of God.

I was sleeping in my bedroom. God came above my bed and reached his arm to me I said, 'God, is my time on earth over' I heard a voice say, 'Yes Michael, today is your last day.' I asked if I could say goodbye to my family."

After he described the dream where God spoke with him, Brea joined the Prince Hall Masonic Temple in Harlem a week later and claims a man tried to put a curse on him.

He added:

"[He] kept trying to put something in my hand but wouldn't show it to me. I kept opening my hand. It was a Freemason pin. I wouldn't touch it.

I felt like Neo from 'The Matrix.' I began hearing voices and feeling powerful. They were asking about the difference between mom and mother. It was a sign.

I knew I would never see my mother again. I gave her lots of love."

Brea came home and hugged his mother before lighting candles in his room and placed a dagger and a 3-foot ceremonial Freemason sword by his side.

Authorities believe he stole the sword from the Masonic lodge, but Brea insists his father had gave it to him as a child. He arranged three saint cards around him which included Saint Jude holding a sword. His mother knocked on the door and ask him to pour water from a pot where she was cooking three chickens.

Brea continued:

"It's a powerful sword.

I looked at these chickens lying dead in the pot and a voice told me it was a sacrifice. It was black magic.

She had the voice of the demon. I opened the door with the dagger at my side and the sword. I asked, 'Do you believe in God?' She said, 'No, Michael no,' and began screaming. I began slashing her like this [bringing his right hand down in a violent hacking motion]."

He chased from room-to-room, swinging the sword and leaving a sickening trail of blood in his wake.

He added:

"I didn't want to kill her right away. I wanted to give her time to get right with God. I was slashing my mom and I heard the police knocking on the door yelling, 'Michael, open up, Michael, open up,' but I knew they wouldn't open the door and stop me because the spirits were protecting me.

I just kept cutting her. No one could stop me. I was doing the work of God.

I'm named after a saint myself - Saint Michael. He was protecting the house from the police. They weren't allowed to enter the apartment.

I heard voices telling me how powerful I was, saying 'Oh he's good.'

Grand Architect of the Universe means God. I was praising God. To you it might sound silly, but in my culture demons are very real."

When police broke down the door, they found a trail of bloody footprints and handprints on the walls and floors, and Yannick Brea on her knees in the bathroom.

Michael stood with the sword in one hand and a Masonic Bible in the other.

While giving the interview, he showed no remorse as his eyes stayed focused on a reporter. He is still convinced he did the right thing.


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68 comments to “Ugly Betty Actor Claims He "Killed The Demon Inside" Of His Mother”

  1. 1

    I would really love it if sources were cited for this very detailed and elaborate retelling from the accused's own voice. Yet no source is cited. How is it the police would release a transcription of such a graphic nature. I thin Perez needs to let the journalists be journalists and just focus on silly gossip.

  2. 2

    jesus… wow i really hope he gets his help

  3. 3

    This is such a horrible story. I send my condolences to her family and friends, especially with the holidays in full force, and I truly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs. It's so sad and bizarre how mental illness can take a turn for the worst.

  4. 4


  5. 5

    Well Gaga whether the telling is true or not this is probably how the movie will play out. Now who wants to take bets on who will get the rights to this one? My bet is on Universal Studios and don't judge you know it's going to happen. PS may his mother RIP so sad and tragic.

  6. 6

    O_O wow.

  7. 7

    my family and I watched every single episode of "Ugly Betty" none of us have any recollection of seeing this guy..please enlighten me….what role did he play?

  8. 8

    oh my lord.

    im speechless.

    i hope he burns in hell

    can you schizophrenic

  9. 9

    and that wasnt a work of god.

    that was the devil taken over and fooling him

  10. Laury says – reply to this


    Of course he's not showing any remorse, he's clearly schizophrenic.

  11. 11

    "While giving the interview, he showed no remorse as his eyes stayed focused on a reporter. He is still convinced he did the right thing.

    Sick. "

    I don't know why you're insinuating that he did it out of cold blood or hate for his mother. Yes. He IS sick, he's quite clearly a schizophrenic and if you knew anything about it you wouldn't judge him the way you'd judge a different murderer.
    Lost some respect for ya there, Mario.

  12. 12

    ….ummm someone's completely nuts…

  13. 13

    dude is bat shit fucking crazy. that is so sad, his poor mother.

  14. 14

    He needs help, and it's very sad :(

  15. 15

    Killing in the name of God?? Shocking!! Never happened before.

  16. 16

    Oh lord. *eye roll*

  17. 17

    just kill him right now and save us all time and money…what a dirt bag nut.

  18. 18

    I had the HARDEST time reading the graphic description of him killing his mother. I hope he gets locked up in prison for the rest of his life because he is a SICKO and does not deserve to be anywhere BUT in Prison.

  19. 19

    Crazies love religions and religions breeds crazies.

  20. 20

    Re: kathie! – I know, i was wondering the same thing!

  21. 21

    Look at you Perez, still being a bully. Except this time it's not to celebrities but the mentally ill, one of the groups of people that suffers most from bullying. This poor man is schizophrenic and likely was scared out of his mind when he did this. It's tragic, for both people. But it's also tragic for you to use terms like "mentally deranged" to describe people who never chose to be schizophrenic and ill. I really wish you'd take that caption off and realize that the biggest bullies are those who pick on people who can't defend themselves.

  22. 22

    This is one of the most disturbing things I have seen in a long time. This guy is truly scary. And completely mentally insane.

  23. 23

    The dude looks like he's possessed.

  24. 24

    Ahh religious folks, so cute and cuddly.

  25. 25

    Who did this guy play on Ugly Betty can't place his face and checked imdb and he is NOT listed are they just putting Ugly Betty actor out there for attention? This is sick either way and I am totally confused on who he was on Ugly Betty. I've watched every episode from the beginning. Can't place him guess he is famous now! Sick~

  26. nann says – reply to this


    "Look at you Perez, still being a bully. Except this time it's not to celebrities but the mentally ill, one of the groups of people that suffers most from bullying."

    I agree with meganml's statement. I'd really appreciate it if you took that caption down, Perez. Mental illness is such a difficult thing to deal with. What a tragedy for everyone!

  27. 27

    If this is really what he's been saying it sounds like he really is sick. Schizophrenia seems like the best label based on what's written here.

  28. 28

    Can you guys leave Perez alone? This is entertainment business. And a gossip source - so quit with the ranting over the sources and about Perez's opinions. If you don't like it don't read his posts!!!

    About the story, I just think it's sad for the mother. Whether this guys is truly "schizophrenic," a criminal, or really possessed, I hope he gets what he deserves. May she RIP.

  29. 29

    Paranoid Schizophrenia - more and more young males are being dignosed with this and families hide it….perhaps he went off his meds and sometimes there is nothing a family can do or turn to….more awareness is needed to prevent tragedies such as this - very sad.

  30. 30

    Psycho! Glad this head case is off the streets!

  31. 31

    Are you effing kidding me?? Thats the problem with America..excuses are given for everything.."he's schizophrenic"..first of all, he sliced his damn mother apart with a sword who gives a shit! Second of all, this seems more like a religious disorder rather then a mental one. It's a disservice to people suffering with actual schizophrenia who lead productive lives to automatically assume because he went bat shit crazy that he is one…

  32. 32

    Re: HeavenOBliss – Thank you! Couldn't agree with you more..

  33. 33

    Re: HeavenOBliss – Uh exactly. I was saying elsewhere whats the difference between him and any other Christian? Most don't kill anyone. But they have and do. No difference then those of 9/11 too. Religion=bad. Sounds like your typical cult bible follower to me. Freemasons have nothing to do with it. I'm reading comments where people are saying the demons were in him. lol no different then his way of thinking except he sliced up his mom. Very fine line folks.

  34. 34

    Wow, that guy is definitely way off the deep end. At least this story would make a somewhat interesting movie or TV show episode. Too bad he wont be the one acting out such a part.

    I pray that I never get in a state that would make me hurt the ones I love and care for.

    I hope this guy is cured of this obviously severe mental illness and maybe someday makes it back into society a complete, mentally healthy individual.

  35. 35

    There are so many other things going on in this world, that I find it disturbing that so many who comment on this blog spend their time slightling celebrities and demeaning one another. You are obviously lack a fulfilling life. Those of us who are fulfilled do not spend our time putting people down. We do not spend our time writing a comment on the blog only to continually checking it again and again and again and again, to see if someone disagrees with so that we can virtually fight another. I feel sorry for the regular hateful commenters b/c you are missing the point of life. Whatever you may think of any celebrity is irrelevant, b/c what you say about them does not dictate their life, much like your opinion of my comment will never affect my life, b/c I will never see it. I look forward, never back. Who cares if you hate Miley Cyrus or a Backstreet Boy? Who cares what they do or what they have to say? Nobody except the pathetic 4/20's and Mr. Eldersburg or whoever that name is. I feel sory for them. I feel for those that have that have to deal with them daily. They hate Perez but do nothing but sit on perez's site all day looking for fights to their comments. What a life! I feel sorry for you hateful people and hope that one day you can find peace within yourself so you don't have to put others down. Instead of projecting your insecurites on others, work on yourself, so that one day you can become a better person

  36. 36

    This is so disturbing. Whatever he has, he better get what's coming to him. I'm sorry but he doesn't sound like someone who would stay on his meds too long if he was sent back out into society.

  37. 37

    I guess we have seen enough! Its 2010, we should release ourselves from a guilty based religion. We should stop judgin ppl , we should stop seekin demons in each other! We can seek for love instead! Is it so hard to understand that those damn religions were made to enslave us? If we kill each other, we are doing what they want us to do. Cant we just break free from that? Are we really that stupid? I feel so ashamed to share the same world with ppl that are narrow minded! SO ASHAMED OF WHAT WE'VE BECOME

  38. 38

    This really is something that leaves an aching feeling within you. His entire rendition of the events were completely horrifying. I found it interesting that the whole ordeal included a 3' sword, 3 saint cards, and 3 chickens. Probably nothing, but just makes the whole thing that more eerie. Regardless, my heart goes out the family. I couldn't imagine such heartache having to be broadcasted to the world, and painted through such a morbid interview :/

  39. 39

    See what religion - any religion - makes people do? SICK!

  40. 40

    The bible cites many elaborate accounts of killing because GOD said so.. either in a dream or delerious daydream.. it was ok then, why is this different? oh yah, because the bible is bulls*** and we as a society pick and choose what we uphold from the bible. pathetic indeed.

  41. 41

    Re: Nahuel – have you read the bible??? It happened millions of times!! Bush's wars and almost every single war hello? Why are you surprised of him using that defense? Jehovah (Yaw'eh) the christian god is one of the most vain and narcissistic gods osf all religions, he told Abraham to killed his son to prove that he love him! If that appears in the news today Abraham would be in jail and Perez will post it.

  42. 42

    He was possesed, He opened him self up to demon spirits, taking an oath to be a Freemason was probably not a good idea. in your last degree of scottish rite you pledge your life to the light bearer.

  43. 43

    There is no "Masonic Bible", Freemasons take an oath on the sacred book of their own belief. I have never seen sword in msonic meeting (and I am a freemason of 30 years). Freemasonry aims to bring people of different religous beliefs together in friendship which is why many religions hate it.

  44. 44

    i think this is heartbreaking, you cannot read those words and believe that he meant to kill his mother for malicious reasons. he obviously has no real understanding of what he's done. he needs help and this shouldn't be being dissected on the internet, he should be in a hospital getting the help he deserves. this is not his fault, or religions fault, he is just ill, pure and simple.

  45. 45

    Why don't these maniac's just kill themselves but most are just shameless cowards. They need to kill some innocent person. Also this shows me not all the time is having a kid worth it. So many are insane and freaks. UGH!!! Having kids isn't the answer to your life. Jesus.

  46. 46

    I wish they would stop saying 'Ugly Betty actor'.,…he was an EXTRA in the background once…..he had NO LINES…he's not really an actor at all.

  47. 47

    you dont see anything disrespectful about the way you report this? messing with the picture of a psychotic killer is a really fucked up thing to do. this isnt a silly celeb story that will be forgotten in a week. a family has been destroyed, a woman is dead.

  48. 48

    I was an extra on the Cosby Show when I was a kid. Does that mean if I commit a crime, Perez will call me "Cosby Show actress"? Come on, why are you making this murdering nut case famous?

  49. 49

    Yes it is sick, he's very clearly mentally ill.

    What is SICK is you exploiting this tragic story and suggesting that he is a cold blooded killer. Hallucinations and voices drove this man to kill someone he probably loved a great deal, and prevent him from appreciating what was real what was his delusions , its very sad. It is unconscionable that you and other members of the media are repeating these things….so SAD.

  50. 50

    Re: catsmeow – Religion has nothing to do with it either! He is mentally ill… You say he's no different from other Christians but um, he obviously is!? I'm a Christian, and I have gone to Church, but I don't see this as right. Your comment is offensive and ignorant.

  51. 51

    Well if he was killing demons then oookaaayy, he's not that bad afterall.

  52. 52

    That poor woman. Imagine your last moments on earth knowing you will die at the hands of your child.


  53. 53

    Why keep mentioning Ugly Betty . He was a background actor . He's just a sick murderer why associate the show with him. This is not gossip news Perez

  54. 54

    I hope this man starts getting the help he clearly needs.

  55. 55

    God spoke to him? of course his God is satan..what a crazy fool.

  56. 56

    the actor played on one episode as an extra in ugly betty and says he had a small bit in step up 3d. he is not listed in imdb with ugly betty.

  57. 57

    Re: Pegado1970 – seems like you haven't read the bible either dumbass…abraham never killed his son..it was just a test..before you spread your false information why don't you pick up the damn book and check your facts!

  58. 58

    Why are people (perez) giving this man attention??
    Why publicize this? If people want to bring awareness to mental illness, you can do so without detailing specific incidents.

    The only people that need to know this kind of information are the authorities. This man did an unthinkable, horrible, disgusting thing, and should NOT get any type of publicity, nor should he feel any type of accomplishment in getting such publicity for what he did, in my opinion.

    My condolences to the family…

  59. 59

    Ugh, religion makes people nuts

  60. 60

    It sounds like he's suffering from schizophrenia. He's hearing voices and is delusional. This man needs risperdal and mental health care asap.

  61. 61

    I've been reading Perez since 2004 but just created an account to say this: this guy is not schizophrenic — he is demonically possessed. The spirit world is VERY REAL folks. Hollyweird exists b/c of people ready to sell their soul for mega-success. Once you forsake God and pursue ANY OTHER SPIRITUAL MEANS for guidance, protection, success etc — you open yourself up to demonic influence and ultimately possession. I suspect this "struggling" actor is such an example. He went to the Freemasons (which is a DEMONIC cult, btw) and wound up killing his own mother like a savage. And he's still possessed you can tell by his leveled stare at the interviewer, and his overall lack of remorse. What's worse is his mother was NOT SPIRITUALLY PROTECTED b/c she likely participated in some dark spiritual activities too (hence the chickens etc). People, its time to take this stuff seriously….. the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy.

  62. 62

    I hope he gets the help he needs…

  63. 63

    The demon was inside of him. His eyebrows are proof.

  64. 64

    Times like this I wish the whole world was Agnostic!

  65. 65

    Re: HeavenOBliss
    Religious Disorder… i like that.

  66. 66

    Re: Pegado1970 – they were beng sarcastic. geez…

  67. 67

    If what he says is true…not an act…he's schizophrenic. Most schizophrenics are not violent to anybody but themselves (self mutilation, suicide, etc). I feel awful for him if he's really that sick, but his poor, poor mother :( To be tortured and killed by your own child…

  68. 68

    fucking psycho.