The founder of an Islamic television station in upstate New York aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes has confessed to beheading his wife, authorities said.
Muzzammil Hassan was charged with second-degree murder after police found the decapitated body of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, at the Bridges TV station in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park, said Andrew Benz, Orchard Park’s police chief.
Hassan was arrested Thursday.
His wife filed for divorce January 6, and police had responded to several domestic violence calls at the couple’s home, Benz said.
Hassan went directly to the police station after his wife’s death and confessed to killing her, Benz told CNN. Benz declined to give further details.
Attempts to reach an attorney for Hassan were unsuccessful, and his family didn’t return calls from CNN.
He had two children, 4 and 6, with his wife. He had two other children, 17 and 18, from his previous marriage.