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.
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.