Bensalem, Pa. (WTXF) - The Bensalem race for mayor is heating up and turning a bit nasty. This comes as one candidate is tying the incumbent to an accused murderer.
In the mailboxes of 8500 Bensalem, residents saw the menacing face of accused murder Cosmo DiNardo a pistol in hand. Bensalem's Democrat for mayor Bryan Alllen sent them.
"That's his picture from his Instagram," Allen said.
"Are you trying to try the mayor to Dinardo and this horrific act," Cole asked. Allen replied, "No, he's tied to the family. He appointed him when he should have never been appointed."
The $4,500 mailing comes as Allen's final shot at Bensalem's 24-year incumbent 80-year-old Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo.
"He doesn't deserve to sit in this chair when you play sleazy politics," DiGirolamo said.
Allen ties the mayor to the alleged killer by reminding voters DiGirolamo appointed him to the town's Drug and Alcohol Board two years before his alleged killing spree.
"Do you regret it, regret his appointment?" Cole asked. Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo replied, "How could I regret it when I didn't know. I didn't know anything about it? Knew him as a good boy."
Cosmo DiNardo is behind bars accused in the brutal killing of four young men in July. The mailing alleges links between the Dinardo family to the mayor through political contributions and lucrative contracts.
"He'd asked if he could volunteer for the board. Put his name up and he was voted in," DiGirolamo said.
"The family is tied to the mayor and we believe it was a political appointment not based on qualifications. He was 18 years old,"Allen said.