Just moments after savagely murdering his boyfriend in a Bronx walkup, Broadway dancer Marcus Bellamy left this chilling confession on Facebook:
“Forgive me,” the 32-year-old wrote Friday, shortly after beating and strangling his partner, Bernardo Almonte, to death. “I did it for love. I did it because I love you. He told me love and hate are the same emotion.”
“I am God,” he also wrote on his Facebook page. “I give life and can take it away.”
Bellamy, who had performed in Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, now faces murder and manslaughter charges for killing the 27-year-old freelance IT technician.
Bernardo Almonte (Facebook)
The NYDailyNews reports:
[quotes style”2″] A law enforcement source said Bellamy strangled his lover as they brawled inside the W. 174th St. home in Morris Heights. Police said Almonte was found in the fifth-floor apartment face down, bleeding from a blow to the head.
Bellamy bit both of Almonte’s shoulders during the fatal fight, cops said, though it was not disclosed what they were arguing over.
Then — apparently after posting his confession — he left the apartment and divulged to a neighbor he had just killed his roommate. The neighbor called police, who arrested Bellamy at the scene.
Even before cops arrived, the alleged killer, standing on the sidewalk, raised his hands in the air and stared at the sky, a witness said.[/quote]