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SHU student charged in post-party brawl

Published 8:21 am, Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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A Sacred Heart University student was arrested on a warrant Monday, charged with punching his roommate after an October party in their dorm room.

Steven A. Masetti, 19, of Wantagh, N.Y., was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

According to the report, the roommates had a party for about 25 people in their room Oct. 27, until it was broken up by a resident assistant. The victim left with his girlfriend, and then got a text message from the other roommates, angry that he left because they got "written up" by the RA, police said.

When the victim returned, one of his roommates held his arms while he was punched in the face, then fell to the ground and was punched again about five times until another roommate broke up the fight, according to the police report.

The victim suffered a cut under his eye, and a cut and swollen lip that required stitches. Massetti was identified as the roommate who had punched the victim, police said.

Masetti was held on a $2,500 bond and was scheduled to have appeared Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court.