Seminole County

Trial begins for Seminole County man accused of killing ex-roommate over PlayStation theft

SANFORD, Fla. — The man accused of stabbing his ex-roommate to death as revenge over the theft of a PlayStation is on trial this week.


Jake Bilotta took the stand Wednesday morning in his own defense.

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Bilotta told the jury there was no plan to lure the victim, Joshua Barnes, to the house and kill him.

Bilotta said in court that he stabbed Barnes in self-defense and that it wasn’t supposed to happen.

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He was emotional while being cross-examined by prosecutors.

Channel 9 has a crew in the courtroom and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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