Grand Jury Issues Indictment of First-Degree Premeditated Murder For Man Over Playstation System
By Space Coast Daily // December 12, 2018
Jake Adam Bilotta, 22, charged with First-Degree Murder
ABOVE VIDEO: The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said a man was stabbed to death by his former roommates over a stolen PlayStation.
SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Seminole County grand jury indicted 22-year-old Jake Adam Bilotta with first-degree premeditated murder for the death of 24-year-old Joshua Barnes on November 27.
Prosecutors have also charged 21-year-old Ian Reilly McClurg with accessory after the fact to first degree murder , tampering with physical evidence, and criminal conspiracy to commit capital murder for his role in the murder too.
The murder happened after both men planned to lure former roommate Barnes to a residence at 1917 South Boulevard (unincorporated Maitland) to seek revenge for stealing PlayStation 4 system earlier that week.
When Barnes entered the house, he was attacked by Bilotta, but McClurg abandoned the plan and did not participate.
Prosecutors say Bilotta fought with Barnes alone and stabbed Barnes to death.
Bilotta and McClurg were arrested after a roommate called 911 after walking in on both men trying to place Barnes’ body into plastic bags.
No trial date has been set yet. Both, Bilotta and McClurg, remain in custody with no bond at the Seminole County Jail.
Their next scheduled court appearance is arraignment before Judge John Galluzzo, January 15, 2019 – 1:30 p.m., at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center.
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