Friday, January 22, 2010

Buffalo Headchopper Claims He Was a Battered Spouse

Quite a unique defense for this practitioner of the Religion of Peace.
The judge in Muzzammil S. "Mo" Hassan's murder case today barred his new attorney from using an emotional-disturbance defense and said he would only grant the jailed businessman further delays in his trial based solely "in the interests of justice."

Hassan is accused of beheading his estranged wife, Aasiya Zubair Hassan, 37, last February.

Hassan's new defense attorney, Frank M. Bogulski, today told reporters that he is "confident" he can get an acquittal for Hassan on an unprecedented defense combining psychiatric elements and justification based on claims Hassan was "a battered" spouse who was verbally abused and humiliated by his wife.

Homicide Prosecutor Colleen Curtin Gable, though, noted that Aasiya Zubair Hassan was beheaded about a week after she began formal divorce proceedings.

And Gable today won her months-old motion to bar a psychiatric defense.

The judge told Bogulski he can make motions in coming months seeking permission to reinstate a psychiatric defense but as of now, such a defense claiming Hassan was emotionally out of control when he killed his wife "is precluded."
Nothing like a little alleged verbal abuse to turn you into a headchopping monster. Scary thing is they only need one idiot juror to believe him.

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