An 18-year-old Georgia teen has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after killing a man during a PS4 robbery.
Local news site WSBTV reports that Kayla Dixon took a plea deal on Tuesday, the day that her trial was set to start.
After selling his own PS4 to pay rent, Nathaniel Vivian (below) and his girlfriend Kayla Dixon (above), planned to steal a new console in a Craigslist scheme back in 2014, according to police.
Dixon admitted to firing a bullet through her boyfriend’s hand and Danny Zeitz’s chest during the robbery, killing the seller (Zeitz) in the process.
Dixon said in a statement:
I would trade anything, almost anything to bring Daniel back. But I know I can’t. I know he had plans. I wish I could tell him, ‘I’m so, so sorry this happened,’ but I can’t.
Zeitz was apparently a semi-professional gamer, according to reports. A film crew actually banded together to raise money so that they could make a film on the aftermath of his murder.
Nathaniel Vivien currently awaits his own trial later this Summer, though it’s unclear what kind of charges he will face. Watch the video below to learn a little more about the case.
After pleading guilty, Dixon apologised to Zeitz’s family, telling them she hopes “one day my apology will matter.”
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.