HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A suspect accused of killing a man after he allegedly lured him into a meeting through a popular classified advertisements website appeared in court Wednesday.
Twenty-two-year-old Rashad Moon had his bond raised from $1 million to $1.5 million and his case was continued to July 2. Moon is charged with murder, first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery.
Carmine Guiliano, Moon’s attorney, had asked the judge to lower his client’s bond to $99,000.
“When you are talking a million dollars or two million dollars or five million dollars, these people are inner city people, their families are from the inner city,” Guiliano said. “Those bonds are not going to be able to be made on these types of serious allegations.”
According to court documents, police say Moon arranged a meeting last May with Felix DeJesus after responding to his Craigslist post advertising two tablet computers. Moon showed up with a friend and police say Moon shot and killed the 40-year-old DeJesus with a single gunshot wound to the head.
But Moon alleges his friend — who, according to court documents, has a history of mental illness — set up the meeting and fired the shot, although with a gun he gave him. That man, 20-year-old Marvin Mathis, has not been charged but the investigation is ongoing, police said.
Moon’s family, who were in court Wednesday, insist he didn’t pull the trigger.
“He’s not guilty, that’s all I got to say,” Magnolia Moon said of her son.
Moon has a criminal history that includes charges of larceny and risk of injury assault, which was brought up in court Wednesday.
AJ Walker reporting