(EDGE) A New York dancer who enjoyed moderate success on stage and screen was booked on murder and manslaughter charges Friday for allegedly killing his boyfriend in their Bronx apartment.
Marcus Bellamy, 32, a dancer who appeared in the musical mega bomb "Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark," was arrested Friday for killing 27-year-old Bernardo Almonte, a freelance IT technician with whom he shared his Bronx apartment.
According to The New York Daily News, 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.
Further adding to the drama was a number of social media posts made by Bellamy following Almonte's death.
"I am god. I give life and can take it away. So let it be. #therapture" read one post.
Another post read like a confession.
"Forgive me. I did it because I love you. I love you all. I loved him also. He told me love and hate are the same emotion.
Forgive me. I know not what i do. I did it for love.
For god. On high."
According to NYDN, after posting his Facebook confession, Bellamy left his apartment and told a neighbor that he just killed his roommate.
Police arrived on the scene to find Bellamy, standing on the sidewalk with his hand in the air staring at the sky.
In addition to appearing on Broadway in "Spider Man," Bellamy also had a turn in the ensemble of the musical "Tarzan." He also had small dancing roles in the TV series "Smash" and Beatles movie musical "Across the Universe."
He was taken to Lincoln Hospital Saturday evening after complaining of chest pains, a source told NYDN. His arraignment was pending.