Man Accused of Murdering a Former Accountant Says He’s Not Guilty

Updated 12 months ago

A man who police say killed a former accountant and then posed as the man for more than a year has pled not guilty. William Morse, 43, is facing a murder charge and entered the plea in a Hancock Country courtroom on Thursday. Police said he killed Richard Bellittieri, 61, last year. Bellittieri’s remains were found at his home in Trenton. Police believe Morse was pretending to be Bellittieri and was renting his property out. Authorities also said Morse had Bellittieri’s social security card, license, and bank cards. In court on Thursday, Morse was charged with an additional three counts including eluding an officer. The state said more charges could be pending. Morse is scheduled to be in court on November 21st.


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