A Bellmawr, N.J., man accused of receiving former Philadelphia Eagle Jon Runyan's trailer invoked the heavens at his sentencing yesterday, demanding that hellfire be brought down upon a justice system that he says wronged him.
Fabrizio Matrascia, 47, was sentenced to eight years in New Jersey State Prison for receiving $12,000 in property that belonged to Runyan, despite dozens of angry objections, accusations of treason and a few veiled threats at the Camden County Hall of Justice.
"God should punish you and your whole evil hordes," he said before being led away by several sheriff's officers.
Throughout most of the hearing, Matrascia interrupted Superior Court Judge John Kelley and Assistant Camden County Prosecutor Kelly Testa, demanding both acknowledge that his name, when written in capital letters, is a corporation.
"This living, breathing man can not be sentenced by your de facto court," he said.
In 2007, New Jersey State Police found Runyan's stolen trailer and more of the popular lineman's belongings at Matrascia's large home in Bellmawr.
Matrascia also is accused of receiving another trailer, allegedly stolen from Philadelphia, that was recovered in Pine Hill, also in Camden County.
Runyan, who testified and was cross-examined at Matrascia's hearing, did not attend the sentencing yesterday. Matrascia had accused a state police investigator of favoring Runyan throughout the investigation.
"Maybe he got some season tickets or something," he said.
Matrascia, who has served time for burglary and other offenses, claimed state police trespassed on his property and illegally switched the trailer's vehicle-identification number on what they believed was Runyan's trailer.
In April, a jury convicted Matrascia of receiving both trailers and their contents. He will be eligible for parole in four years.