Beheading Suspect in Court Friday

August 13, 2010 Updated Aug 13, 2010 at 12:55 PM EDT

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August 13, 2010 Updated Aug 13, 2010 at 12:55 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Arguments became heated in court Friday as attorneys for Muzzammil Hassan presented their defense case to the judge during a pre-trial hearing.

Hassan's attorneys argue that their client suffered from Battered Spouse Syndrome, which lead to the beheading of his wife inside the Orchard Park Business they ran back in February of 2009.

District Attorney Clark fired back, arguing a lack of evidence to prove the defense's argument, and at one point calling it 'psycho-babble.'

"I've never wavered from thinking it's a credible defense. It is one and we have doctors and experts who are going to testify to that if we are allowed to," said Julie Atti Rogers, attorney for Hassan.

The judge will decide if there will be a separate hearing or if the court will proceed with the desired defense and go to trial, which is set to begin on September 7.