Saturday, January 23, 2010

NY man accused of beheading

AP reports:
The founder of an Islam-oriented television station who is accused of beheading his wife was abused by her for years, according to his lawyer, who said Friday he will pursue a defense combining that justification as well as psychiatric claims.

Defense attorneys' claims that Muzzammil Hassan was victimized by his wife drew a blunt response from District Attorney Frank Sedita after a hearing Friday.

"He chopped her head off," Sedita said. "He chopped her head off. That's all I have to say about Mr. Hassan's apparent defense that he was a battered spouse."
Chopping her head off would be enough evidence for me, but maybe not for a conviction. In California, we have a special law that allows a defense like this. In 2002, a woman who murdered her husband was released under the law.

I'm not sure who is worse, the feminists or the Mohammedans.

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