Girlfriend, mother of Craigslist murder suspect say he’s innocent

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The girlfriend and mother of a man arrested for the murder of man he allegedly lured through Craigslist say he was present at the killing but didn’t pull the trigger.

Twenty-two-year-old Rashad Moon was charged Tuesday for the murder of 40-year-old Felix DeJesus in a parked car last year. Police said DeJesus was trying to sell some electronics on Craigslist to a prospective buyer when he was killed.

“He was there, he saw him do it, he heard it and he got scared,” Moon’s girlfriend, Brittany Hegwood, said Tuesday. “When the dude got shot, he ran. He came home because he didn’t know what was going on.”

“My son didn’t do it,” Magnolia Moon said. “Yes, he should get in some kind of trouble for being there, but he didn’t shoot him.”

Magnolia Moon says her son gave a DNA sample last week to police and was arrested this morning. Police would not rule out more arrests.

“There are a lot of unique dynamics that I can’t discuss, but I can say the case is active and ongoing,” said Hartford deputy police chief Brian Foley.

Neighbors who heard the shots and saw DeJesus slumped over in his vehicle say they are thankful police made an arrest.

“You get mixed feelings, but I am just glad there was an arrest,” said one woman who declined to give her name.

Moon is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bond.

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