Boy, 20, bound and murdered while trying to buy a Playstation for his younger brother

Rodolfo Vieira
Apr 04, 2018
08:38 A.M.
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Nowadays, people need to be very careful with what they get themselves into, especially when it comes to the internet because no one knows who is on the other side.


Unfortunately, Danny Diaz-Delgado, from New Jersey, was one those cases. The 20-year-old went online to find a PlayStation 4 for his brother and ended up dead, with his body being discovered on March 24, 2018.

The suspect, Rufus Thompson, was contacted, through Facebook Messenger, by Danny regarding the video game system that he was selling and saw an opportunity to commit the crime, as reported by ABC News.

The reason behind Thompson's action is still unknown, but the police are currently investigating the case. The 20-year-old's mother, Olga, reported him missing after he didn't come home on March 23.


Danny wanted to surprise his brother by offering him a PlayStation 4 and some games, which he would buy from different sellers, but he never managed to get the console.

According to the source, he told his mother that he would be meeting Thompson and that he would be back within an hour. Police officers claimed that his body was found at the embankment of a creek near Hamilton.

The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said that Danny was shot several times in the torso, head and legs, and that his wrists were tied behind his back with a cut power cord.

As reported by ABC News, his mother considered him to be a warrior. Olga told the investigators that her son was always looking for ways to provide a better life for his family.


"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.'"

Olga Diaz, ABC News, April 3, 2018

Thompson was arrested at a friend's house on March 31 after withdrawing money from Danny's bank account. The police officers also found a TV set with the power cord cut out and an empty PlayStation 4 case.

The 29-year-old is now facing charges of murder, robbery, kidnapping and weapons offenses.