By Jeff Labrecque
Updated November 24, 2010 at 06:15 PM EST

Michael Brea has been charged with the murder of his mother and criminal possession of a weapon, according to New York police. The actor, who had once appeared on Ugly Betty, had to be Tasered by authorities when he was arrested early Tuesday morning, and he remains hospitalized pending an evaluation. Neighbors had reported loud screams from Yanick Brea’s apartment, and police confiscated a 3-foot sword — not necessarily a samurai sword — which may have been used in the killing.

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