Judge Subpoenas Reporter’s Notes in Beheading Case

By Andrew Gauthier 


A Buffalo, N.Y., judge issued a subpoena Friday for the notes of a television reporters interview with 44-year-old Muzzammil Hassan, who is accused of beheading his wife in 2009. Erie County Judge Thomas Franczyk also prohibited Hassan from doing any on-camera interviews.

WGRZ-TV reporter Claudine Ewing interviewed Hassan off-camera last Wednesday at the Erie County Holding Center. During the 50-minute interview, Hassan admitted killing Aasiya Zubair Hassan, 37, and said he “felt an incredible amount of relief” after the murder, according to a report on WGRZ’s website.

WGRZ received the subpoena Monday morning and plans to fight it More…