Twenty-year-old Danny Diaz-Delgado wanted to buy a used Play Station 4 for his siblings, so he made an inquiry to buy one being sold on the Internet.
According to ABC 6, Diaz-Delgado allegedly met up with the man selling the PS4, believed to be 29-year-old Rufus Thompson, in the East Ward section of New Jersey.
He never came home.ABC 6
The following day, a passerby found Diaz-Delgado’s body lying facedown in the Assunpink Creek in Hamilton Township. He was bound by an electrical chord and there was duct tape covering his face.
Officials told ABC 6 that Diaz-Delgado had multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, head, and leg.
Investigators found an empty PS4 box, pink duct tape, and a cut electrical chord in Thompson’s apartment, all of which match up with what was used to lure and bound Diaz-Delgado.
He was arrested and charged with murder, robbery, and kidnapping.ABC 6
Diaz-Delgado’s mom, Olga Diaz, spoke with ABC 6 after laying her son to rest. The heartbroken mom called the 20-year-old “a good person who glowed with the love of God”:
“And now he’s dead.”
She said of her son:
“He was a warrior. We are a poor family, and he always fought to better himself. He even said, ‘One day, I will have a lot of money, mom, and we will never be poor again.'”
Danny was one of 13 children and was studying to become an engineer— he wanted to support his family one day.ABC 6
Olga, who still hasn’t come to terms with her son’s death, said:
“I want justice because every day, it gets only harder to deal with this. Why would anyone do this to a person who never hurt anyone? Now, though, my son is in a better place.”
Thompson appeared in court on Monday.