Created on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 09:42
An Upper Moreland man who admitted killing another man by hitting him over the head with a baseball bat in a fight over a woman has been given 4 to 12 years in state prison. 51-year-old Thomas Bellezza (pictured here) of Davisville Road pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other offenses late last year in Montgomery County Court, admitting that he killed 53-year-old Robert “Rusty” Masten of Horsham early last year. Police found the victim lying on the ground in February, bleeding heavily in front of a home on MacIntosh Court in Horsham. It was the home of Bellezza’s former girlfriend. Masten had gone there for dinner, and Bellezza waited for him to come outside. The two men struggled, and witnesses say Bellezza grabbed the bat from Masten and struck him while he was lying on the ground.