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Man fatally stabbed over stolen Playstation, deputies say

Jake Bilotta and Ian McClurg are accused of stabbing a man to death over a stolen Playstation in Maitland. (Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

One man is dead, and two others are behind bars in what investigators are calling murder over a stolen Playstation.

Authorities responded to a home in unincorporated Maitland shortly before midnight on Tuesday where they found a man dead from multiple stab wounds.

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office arrested 22-year-old Jake Bilotta and 21-year-old Ian McClurg on premeditated homicide charges.

Authorities on Wednesday identified the victim as 24-year-old Joshua Barnes. The sheriff's office said he once lived at the home and Bilotta and McClurg believed the victim stole a Playstation console. Investigators said the suspects lured the victim to the home under the premise of going to a house party before stabbing him to death with a chef's knife.

Deputies found the victim's body wrapped in plastic garbage bags, according to the arrest report.

Deputies arrested McClurg at the scene, and Bilotta in a parking lot of a nearby game store.




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