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Police: TV Executive Beheaded Wife

Police say a New York television executive beheaded his wife after she filed for divorce.

Muzzammil Hassan, who aimed to use his TV station improve U.S. public opinion about Muslims, is charged with murdering his wife, Aasiya Hassan. Police say she had an order of protection against her husband and he had been kicked out of the house they shared in Orchard Park, near Buffalo.

They accuse the 44-year-old Hassan of cutting off his wife's head at the TV station where he launched his Bridges TV network in 2004. In an AP interview, he had said he hoped the network would balance negative portrayals of Muslims following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Hassan surrendered at the police station.

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