I originally posted about the murder of Felix DeJesus here. The 39-year-old father of two was gunned down in 2013 while still in his car in Hartford, Connecticut. He was selling a tablet computer and went to meet the seller since the seller said they didn’t own a car. A year passed without an arrest being made although police had a person of interest.
That person of interest may now be a suspect as Hartford police have arrested 22-year-old Rashad Moon and charged him with DeJesus’ murder.
While a lot of transactions take place through craigslist with no incident in my opinion there’s enough that end in tragedy that cause me not to use Craigslist. To me it seems like a game of Russian Roulette anytime someone uses craigslist for no matter what purpose. Eventually someone is going to get the bullet.
UPDATE 6/30/2014: Hartford police have arrested a 2nd suspect in 20-year-old Marvin Mathis. It’s unclear at present what Mathis’ alleged role was in the murder of Felix DeJesus.
UPDATE 12/1/2016: Moon is currently under trial and is believed to have allegedly taken advantage of a mentally diminished Mathis into committing the crime. Moon is facing charges of felony murder, first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery.
UPDATE 12/8/2016: Moon has been convicted of felony murder and robbery. He’s looking at 60 years at his sentencing in February.
UPDATE 2/2/2017: Moon was sentenced to 49 years in prison.
UPDATE 5/25/2017: Mathis was found by not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Mathis is said to have had a history of paranoid schizophrenia and suffers from hallucinations. He will be more than likely committed to a state psychiatric facility.
UPDATE 10/6/2017: Mathis has been confined to a psychiatric facility.