2nd Arrest in Murder of Conn. Man Selling Tablet on Craigslist

By Ari Mason
|  Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014  |  Updated 3:47 PM PDT
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Accussed Craigslist Killer Appears in Court

Hartford Police Department

Marvin Mathis, 20, of Hartford, has been charged in connection with the murder of Felix DeJesus III, of Cromwell, who was killed while trying to sell a tablet he had listed on Craigslist last year.

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Accussed Craigslist Killer Appears in Court

One of the men arrested for killing a Cromwell man who was selling tablets on Craigslist may not be able to stand trial for the crime. Marvin Mathis appeared in court and his attorney challenged his mental competency.
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A suspect in the May 2013 murder of Cromwell resident Felix DeJesus III might not be able to stand trial.

DeJesus was killed while trying to sell a tablet he'd advertised on Craigslist and Marvin Mathis, 20, of Hartford, was arrested Monday and charged with murder, first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery.

When Mathis appeared in court on Tuesday, his attorney said his client has serious intellectual and psychiatric issued and requested competency testing.

Earlier this month, police arrested 22-year-old Rashad Moon, also of Hartford, and charged him with felony murder, first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery.

Police said DeJesus, 40, was shot to death while sitting in his car on Allendale Road in Hartford waiting to meet who he believed was a prospective buyer.

According to the warrant for Moon's arrest, he was joined at the scene of the crime by a teen with mental disabilities, to whom he handed the gun. It's not sure if Mathis was that teen or who pulled the trigger.

Mathis was originally held on $100,000 bond, but it was increased to $750,000. He is due back in court on Aug. 12.

Moon's bond was initially set at $1 million bond and raised to $1.5 million.

Hartford Police Department Homicide Detectives are investigating along with the Connecticut State's Attorney's Office in Hartford.

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