ATLANTA — A Chattanooga, Tenn. man has been convicted for the homicide of an Atlanta man he met via on-line gaming.
Jonathan Wesley “Wes” Mansfield, 26, is charged with malice homicide, two counts of felony homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, and housebreaking within the first diploma stemming from an incident on Feb. 1, 2019.
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Minutes later, investigators say Castillo known as again to say he was undecided whether or not Mansfield was nonetheless in the home and that he thought-about Mansfield to be a risk to him.
Police say sufferer German “Lee” Castillo, 42, known as 911 simply earlier than 6:30 p.m. to report that the again door of his dwelling was open and two Xboxes had been lacking.
When police arrived on scene at Hilburn Drive SE round 7:45 p.m., they discovered Castillo lifeless, mendacity in a pool of blood beneath his carport. He was stabbed a number of instances and sustained blunt pressure trauma to his head, police mentioned.
Throughout their investigation, police seen Castillo’s pockets, a number of gaming consoles, gaming equipment and different electronics had been lacking, alongside along with his black Toyota Corolla.
Castillo’s husband instructed police they met Mansfield on-line via gaming and had paid for Mansfield’s bus tickets to journey from Chattanooga to Atlanta to spend a number of weekends with them.
Their relationship soured after Castillo realized Mansfield tried to make unauthorized prices on Castillo’s debit card. They lower ties with him shortly after.
On Feb. 2, 2019 investigators discovered Castillo’s Toyota deserted in an alley in Chattanooga and blood was discovered on the steering wheel, hood and windshield of the automobile, investigators mentioned.
Utilizing telephone information, police had been capable of observe Mansfield’s actions on Feb. 1 from Chattanooga to the crime scene and again. Mansfield was arrested at an area Chattanooga hospital after he was handled for a number of cuts on his arms.
Police say he claimed self-defense as his reasoning for killing Castillo.
He’s scheduled to be sentenced within the coming weeks.
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