BUFFALO, N.Y. – The founder of an Islam-oriented television station who's accused of beheading his wife will likely be tried in September after a change of lawyers added to delays.
Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan was arrested in February 2009 and charged with second-degree murder following the death of Aasiyah Hassan in the studios of Bridges TV near Buffalo.
Since then, various factors, including wrangling over his assets in surrogate court, have slowed progress toward trial. An initial January date was moved to March. During a brief court session Friday, the judge said it's now likely the trial won't be until September. Hassan recently fired his lawyer and hired two others with a different strategy.
The Hassans began Bridges TV in part to dispel negative Muslim stereotypes.