A New York television executive has been convicted of stabbing his wife to death and beheading her.
A jury found Pakistan-born Muzzammil Hassan
guilty of second-degree murder in the 2009 death of Aasiya Hassan six days after she filed for divorce.
Hassan never denied killing her but said she had abused him and that he had acted in self-defence. He served as his own lawyer during the three-week trial.
Hassan, who founded a Muslim-oriented TV network, could face life in prison.
Prosecutors argued Hassan abused his wife and planned the attack in a hallway at Bridges TV, a satellite channel he set up in 2004 in an effort to counter negative portrayals of Muslims following the 9/11 terror attacks.
He was arrested in 2009 after he walked into a police station in the city of Buffalo, in upstate New York, and told officers his wife was dead.
Mrs Hassan, 37, had filed for divorce after enduring domestic violence, her lawyer told the Buffalo News newspaper in 2009.
The couple had been married for eight years and had two children.
BBC News - TV boss Muzzammil Hassan found guilty of beheading wife
In yet another decisive blow to the image of Muslims in general and Pakistanis in particular, the very person trying to counter 'negative stereotypes' is found guilty of beheading his wife. Could it get any more ironic?