Man Sentenced for Craigslist Killing

Rashad Moon Craigslist Murder
Hartford Police

A Hartford man has been sentenced to decades in prison for setting up a robbery that led to the fatal shooting of a man selling items on Craigslist. 

Rashad Moon, 25, was sentenced Wednesday to 49 years in prison for murder, 20 for first-degree robbery with a deadly weapon and 20 years in prison for first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon, according to online court records. It's not clear if the sentences are set to run consecutively or concurrently.

He has been in prison since he was arrested on June 17, 2013. 

Police said 23-year-old Marvin Mathis fatally shot 40-year-old Felix DeJesus III, of Cromwell, as DeJesus was waiting to meet a prospective buyer on the night of May 8, 2013 in Hartford.  

DeJesus, a 1992 graduate of Cromwell High School, left his home on May 8, 2013 to meet a man who was interested in buying a tablet he had offered for sale on Craigslist. According to DeJesus' father, the man contacted DeJesus several times to set up the meeting.  

When police responded to a 911 call at 8 p.m. that night, they found DeJesus, the father of two young children, with a single gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead just before 4 a.m. the next morning. 

Court records say Moon is accused of getting Mathis to carry out the crime. 

Mathis has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 15.

His attorney has said his client has a range of intellectual and psychiatric issues. 

Mathis faces the same charges as Moon.

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