19-year-old Dylan Lentini has been charged with allegedly stabbing 66-year-old Michael Wimbert to death after responding to a craigslist ad for a roommate. Lentini responded to the ad last Friday with the murder taking place this past Tuesday in the West Nyack, New York, home of the victim.
This doesn’t appear to be a ‘roommate with benefits’ situation either…
He may have needed a roommate to help pay his rent and bills. His landlord said Wimbert had been recovering from eye surgery and had problems finding work.
The motive for the murder has not been made public at this time so I’m hesitant to call it a ‘craigslist killing’ just yet. I’ll post more details as they become available.