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PostPosted: 11 Jan 2011, 17:10 
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BUFFALO, NY - Tuesday marks day two of jury selection in the trial of Mo Hassan, the Orchard Park man who admitted to beheading his wife in February 2009.

Five male and two female jurors were seated on Tuesday.

By Tuesday afternoon, around 60 of the 100 jurors who were questioned were dismissed by the judge.

The second day of selection started with the assistant district attorney questioning potential jurors. He mentioned there may be video of the incident and asked potential jurors if they would be affected by watching it.

The defense asked potential jurors if they understood that the defendant is innocent until proven guilty.

Attorneys on both sides expect it to take several days to pick a jury of 12. They say this is longer than most trials but something they anticipated due to it being a high-profile case.

On Wednesday, another pool of 100 potential jurors will be called in for questioning.

On day one a dozen people lined up to discuss physical and/or mental disabilities that may prevent them from sitting on the jury.

Hassan was in court for day one of the jury selection process and did not appear to be handcuffed or shackled.

Initially, only three members of the media - one from radio, television, and print - were allowed inside of the courtroom because of limited space.

2 On Your Side's Claudine Ewing was asked to leave the courtroom because she is considered a potential witness. Claudine interviewed Hassan at the Erie County Holding Center last September and again on the phone last October.

On Friday, Erie County Court judge Thomas Franczyk ruled against Hassan's request to have the Erie County District Attorney's office removed from his case.

Hassan's attorney Jeremy Schwartz also made motions to dismiss the indictment and charge D.A. Frank Sedita with contempt of court. Those motions were also denied.

Hassan is charged with second degree murder in the beheading of his wife, Aasiya in February 2009. Hassan admitted to the act in an exclusive holding center interview with Two On Your Side but said he killed his wife because he was the victim in an abusive relationship.

On Thursday, Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita accused the defense of delaying the case as they worked on putting together their battered spouse syndrome defense.

Judge Franczyk admonished Sedita in court on Friday for his comments concerning Hassan's defense and the length of the case.

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PostPosted: 17 Jan 2011, 23:05 
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http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/erie/Domes ... -beheading



so, there is now a center for victims of domestic violence in the area.

Good thing. Sad thing.

opening statements start Tuesday, 1/18.

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PostPosted: 25 Jan 2011, 10:43 
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live coverage here.

http://www.wivb.com/generic/news/crime/ ... ve-updates

some latest?

he fired his attorney.

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Mr. Hassan also indicated that he has a new 'witness list', put together for his upcoming defense. He indicated that he intends to possibly call the judge, as a witness. He also wants to interview several members of the media, to show jurors how the media affected his case, which he claims, prevented some of his alleged witnesses from agreeing to speak on his behalf. - Lorey Schultz


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Just moments ago,the witness agreed that his prime source of knowledge of marital trouble between Hassan and his wife came from Aasyia and a babysitter. Hassan then asked an 'argumentative question', "Did you know that most sensible people like to hear both sides of a story before reaching a conclusion?"

Hassan was told to re-phrase the question.

***Mr. Hassan just told the prosecutor, "to calm down". Ms. Gable became furious. *** - Lorey Schultz

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PostPosted: 25 Jan 2011, 11:09 
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Jurors are now viewing the surveillance video from Bridges TV on the night of the slaying. Several jurors have leaned forward, all of them fixated on one of two tv screens in the courtroom. Prosecutor Colleen Curtin Gable continues to question Detective Payne, who offers a play by play of what people are seeing. So far, we saw the defendant enter a darkened building. He then is seen moving about the building, looking out a window to the parking lot.

In court, Mr. Hassan watched the video a few times, but is busy taking notes, and talking a lot to his legal advisor.

We now see Aasyia's van approach. She is now entering the building, at about 5:55 p.m.

We are now looking at movement within the facility, the hallway. At that point, we see more movement, and then a round object....which the detective noted, turned out to be Aasyia's head. She was struck less than a minute after she entered the facility. The detective noted, " forty seconds".

On a side, the video is grainy, the rooms are dark. Most of what you see are shadow figures inside the building. - Lorey Schultz

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PostPosted: 27 Jan 2011, 17:10 
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Sept. 15, he is accused of sexual harassment by Jennifer Greer ( the babysitter). Aasiya is demanding that he buy a bathrobe because the babysitter walked into his room to find the children and he was just getting out of the shower. He says this is an example of what he had to put up with.

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PostPosted: 08 Feb 2011, 09:39 
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He was found guilty in less than an hour. Sentencing March 9th. 25-life.

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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2011, 16:12 
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All This Considered this afternoon will feature a story familiar to Western New Yorkers: the murder of Aasiya Hassan. Because Mo Hassan and his wife ran a television station meant to build understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims, the murder hit particularly hard. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston came to Buffalo to track how the killing has affected the Muslim community. The story will air just after 5:30 pm [EST] on AM 970.


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PostPosted: 24 Feb 2011, 19:09 
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Hassan Spurns Jail, Judicial Authorities
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BUFFALO,NY (WNED) - Weeks after his conviction on second-degree murder charges, Muzzammil Hassan is dealing with new charges and making waves within the prison system.

Yesterday, Hassan refused to appear in Buffalo City Court to face charges that he harassed a deputy at the Erie County Holding Center.

Though City Judge Jeannette Ogden adjourned the hearing, she indicated that a so-called "drag order" may be issued to allow deputies to physically carry Hassan to his next scheduled appearance.

The Buffalo News reports that on more than one occasion deputies have been forced to cloth and carry Hassan to scheduled court appearances.

Hassan will be sentenced on March 9 on his second-degree murder conviction.

He killed his wife, Aasiya, in February, 2009, in the studios of Bridges TV, the broadcast outlet the couple founded to help dispel Muslim stereotypes.


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