This is so disturbing.
Broadway dancer Marcus Bellamy is facing murder and manslaughter charges after allegedly killing his boyfriend, Bernardo Almonte, on Friday.
According to police, the Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark dance captain strangled his lover during a physical fight in their Morris Heights home in New York City.
Authorities say the 27-year-old was found face-down in the apartment, bleeding from his head.
Cops also explain the stage performer bit both of his boyfriend’s shoulders during the altercation, but did not reveal what the blowout was about.
After killing the man, Marcus then took to Facebook to post a series of vague, disturbing, religious posts seemingly confessing to the murder, writing:
Apparently after the social media admission, the 32-year-old found a neighbor to confess to the killing. The neighbor then called the cops.
While waiting for the police to arrive, witness Lisa Turner tells New York Daily News he was standing on the sidewalk while staring at the sky with his hands in the air:
“The way he was standing outside, he looked like he was praying.”
Authorities arrested Marcus when they arrived on the scene, and on Saturday the dancer was taken to Lincoln Hospital after complaining about chest pains.
In addition to Spider-Man, the Florida native was also part of the ensemble during Tarzan‘s Broadway run in 2006. He’s also appeared in multiple episodes of Smash, as well as movies like Across The Universe and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Our hearts are hurting for Bernardo and his loved ones, and our thoughts are with everyone affected during this tough time.
[Image via Marcus Bellamy/Facebook.]