Hartford man convicted of murder in Craigslist killing

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Craigslist Murder Arraignment

HARTFORD — A Hartford man has been convicted of orchestrating the robbery and murder of a man during the prospective sale of two Craigslist items.

The Hartford Courant reports the jury convicted 25-year-old Rashad Moon of felony murder, robbery and conspiracy on Monday. He faces more than 60 years in prison when he’s sentenced Feb. 1.

Prosecutors said 23-year-old Marvin Mathis fatally shot 40-year-old Felix DeJesus, of Cromwell, as he was waiting to meet a potential buyer in May 2013 in Hartford.

Prosecutors said Moon set up the robbery and got Mathis to carry out the crime. Mathis’ attorney has said Mathis has a range of intellectual and psychiatric issues. Mathis faces the same charges.

Moon’s attorney argued that Mathis wasn’t as limited as the state made him out to be.