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11/23/2010 02:27 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Brea MURDER? 'Ugly Betty' Actor Slayed Mom: Reports

"Ugly Betty" actor Michael Brea is accused of stabbing his mother to death in her Prospect Heights, Brooklyn home, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

Brea, who appeared on "Ugly Betty" as well as in "Step-Up 3D," is accused of killing his mother with a samurai sword while reciting Bible passages.

"Michael was yelling, 'Repent, repent, sinner, sinner,' over and over again," a neighbor told the Daily News. "He was screaming, 'You never accepted Jesus.' It was real loud."

Brea has not been charged but is in police custody and undergoing psychiatric evaluation at a hospital, according to TVGuide.com. Police told TVGuide.com that Brea is a "person of interest" in the murder.

His mother, Yannick Brea, was 55.

The murder occurred early Tuesday morning, police said, according to EW.com.