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New Jersey man shot ‘execution-style’ over PlayStation

April 3, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
New Jersey man shot ‘execution-style’ over PlayStation

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Authorities in New Jersey have arrested a man identified as 29-year-old Rufus Thompson for the abduction and murder of a victim trying to purchase a PlayStation game console that was being sold online.

Thompson was taken into custody in Trenton and charged with murder, felony murder, theft, kidnapping, and weapons crimes after the slaying of 20-year-old Danny Diaz-Delgado.

According to The Trentonian, Diaz-Delgado’s remains were discovered on March 24th near Assunpink Creek banks in Hamilton Township.

Rufus Thompson New Jersey Department of Corrections Photo

Detectives said Diaz-Delgado’s hands were bound behind his back and his face was taped. He had been shot at least seven times in the leg, head, and torso.

Diaz-Delgado was reportedly trying to buy a PlayStation that was being advertised on social media when he went missing.

Detectives believe Thompson tortured Diaz-Delgado in an attempt to extract additional money from him.

Danny Diaz-Delgado, 20, of Trenton was found shot to death in Hamilton

Diaz-Delgado’s debit card was also used after he was killed.

Rufus Thompson previously pleaded guilty to burglary charges in connection with two unrelated incidents, one in 2011 and one in 2013.

He was sentenced in 2016 to three years behind bars. It is not clear whether Thompson was paroled or completed his full sentence.

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