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Hassan makes accusation against his ex

By Eileen Buckley & Ashley Hassett

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Buffalo, NY – A wild accusation was stated at day five of testimony in the trail of Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan.

Hassan is standing trial for the brutal death of his wife Aasyia. Hassan, now representing himself, asked a police detective under cross-examination if he had learned that Aasiya killed her brother.

The prosecution objected to the statement and Judge Thomas Franczyk would not let the detective respond. But Hassan's legal advisor, attorney Jeremy Schwartz said this is not the first time hearing the accusation.

"He has made that allegation, he has discussed that in certain context in the past. I anticipate that we will hear more about that later on in the trial," said Schwartz.

The prosecution presented evidence that included Aasiya insurance policy. Prosecutors say it was found in Mo Hassan's vehicle. Earlier in the day Tuesday, jurors reviewed a video recording from the surveillance that revealed the aftermath of the murder scene. But Schwartz doesn't believe it revealed any surprises.

Hassan also issued his witnesses Tuesday. He wants to call Judge Franczyk and Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita to testify. The trial resumes at 10 a.m. Wednesday.