NEW YORK - A Pakistani-American businessman, who founded a television network to improve the image of Muslims in the U.S., has been arrested and charged with murdering his estranged wife " by beheading her at his company's office in upstate New York, according to media reports Sunday. Police in Orchard Park, a town south of Buffalo, identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with murder. "He came to the police station at 6:20 p.m. [Thursday] and told us that she was dead," Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz was quoted as saying. He said Hassan's wife had recently filed for divorce and had an order of protection that had him out of the home as of February 6. The couple had two children, ages 4 and 6, and Muzzammil Hassan had two children, ages 17 and 18, from a previous marriage. Hassan, who moved to the United States from Pakistan 25 years ago, worked as a banker in Buffalo before quitting to start up the station. He launched Bridges TV in 2004, amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light. The station was set up with $10 million in backing from more than 50 investors. Two years ago, Hassan told Arab News magazine he needed another $5 million and was reaching out to supporters in Saudi Arabia. "Obviously, this is the worst form of domestic violence possible," Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita was quoted as saying. "He was worried about the station's future," Dr. Khalid Qazi, a friend of the couple and president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council of Western New York, was quoted as saying in media reports. "He was stressed, but this has left me absolutely shocked. I still cannot believe it." Qazi said the killings went against the teachings of Islam and damaged the image of Muslims that Hassan worked to promote. "Domestic violence is despicable, and Islam condones it in no way whatever," he said. Police have still not found the weapon used in the killing, an officer said.