"I didn't kill her... I killed the demon inside of her."
An aspiring actor killed his mother with an axe. "Brea acknowledged chasing his wounded mother from room to room before killing her in the blood-spattered bathroom."
A ceremonial axe, apparently, perhaps a Masonic implement.
The New York Daily News sinks its teeth right in:
Speaking with white-hot intensity and unflinching confidence, Brea described a shadowy descent into a world filled with Masonic symbolism and black magic beginning late Sunday when he snapped awake.
A fine scene of the crime photo from the News:
This account sound like a Gothic horror story, or just a psychotic break:
[H]e received another sign while at the Prince Hall Masonic Temple in Harlem, which he'd joined a week earlier.
There, he said, a man approached and tried to put a curse on him.
"[He] kept trying to put something in my hand but wouldn't show it to me. I kept opening my hand. It was a Freemason pin. I wouldn't touch it," Brea said.
He began feeling ill and left, and while riding the train back to Brooklyn, he said, strangers began speaking to him about his mother.
"I felt like Neo from 'The Matrix.' I began hearing voices and feeling powerful," Brea said. "They were asking about the difference between mom and mother. It was a sign."
Best headline about it: "Michael Brea, Sarah Palin and Cookie Monster".
(thanks to Jesse Walker and all other Infocult cronies)