The latest craigslist killer is only 16

Nathaniel Vivian, the shooter’s alleged accomplice
Nathaniel Vivian, the shooter’s alleged accomplice

28-year-old Danny Zeitz was shot and killed in Sandy Springs, Georgia, on Friday while trying to sell a video game console on craigslist. Zeitz was allegedly shot by a 16-year-old girl who authorities have not named in yet another robbery gone bad.

While the girl’s boyfriend, 20-year-old Nathaniel Vivian, struggled with Zeitz over the console the girl is said to have fired a shot which struck Vivian in the hand before striking Zeitz in the chest killing him. The couple was in a car at the time of the shooting and had the girl’s 16-month-old baby in the back seat.

Gamer friends of Zeitz set up a GoFundMe page in order to help pay for his funeral expenses.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

If you’re doing any kind of business on craigslist no matter where you may be the odds are pretty good that you may end up being robbed which has led to deaths in the past. I would recommend not doing business on craigslist but if you insist on doing that insist that the transaction take place during the day in front of your local police department. You can never be too safe when dealing with these kind of transactions.

UPDATE 6/26/2016: The then 16-year-old shooter has since been identified as now 18-year-old Kayla Dixon and she has been sentenced to 40 years behind bars after pleading guilty to Danny Zeitz’s murder. Vivian’s trial is set for later this summer.

Kayla Dixon
Kayla Dixon

UPDATE 9/1/2016: Vivian has been convicted and sentenced to life plus five years.

3 Replies to “The latest craigslist killer is only 16”

  1. Wait…the girl was 16 and had a 16-month old baby? So she was fifteen when she gave birth, and likely fourteen when she got pregnant. Has anyone checked into charges against Nathaniel up there for child rape? If he is that baby’s father, that is.

    Regardless what her personal life has been, both of these people need to go to jail for a very long time. They wanted a video game console so much that they were willing to kill for it? This world is going to hell in a hand basket, at warp speed. Beam me up, Scotty!

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