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Muzzammil S. "Mo" Hassan today calmly said he "kind of blacked out" as he repeatedly stabbed and beheaded his estranged wife two years ago.

Hassan, 46, took the stand to be cross-examined by prosecutor Colleen Curtin-Gable after four days of direct testimony in his murder trial before Erie County Judge Thomas P. Franczyk. Under questioning from Curtin Gable, Hassan said: "I don't have much recollection of the whole thing."

Hassan has been in jail since he surrendered about an hour after he killed his wife Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37 on Feb. 12, 2009, six days after she began divorce proceedings to end their marriage.


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