Jake Bilotta Wiki – Jake Bilotta Biography

A Florida man was convicted Friday of murdering his former roommate as “revenge” for a stolen PlayStation. Jake Adam Bilotta, 26, must spend his life in prison for stabbing 24-year-old Joshua Barnes to death.

Jake Bilotta Age

The age of Jake Bilotta is 26 years.

Jake Bilotta, Convicted for murdering his former roommate, Cause of death Joshua Barnes

Co-defendant Ian Reilly McClurg, 25, pleaded guilty on January 7, 2020 to covering up after the fact and tampering with evidence. In exchange, he agreed to testify against Bilotta.
McClurg told deputies that he and Bilotta had previously thrown Barnes out of the house for not paying rent and for once leaving the door open, according to an arrest report reviewed by Law & Crime. But McClurg soon discovered that several items were missing, including a PlayStation 4. Bilotta had been out of town during this discovery.


“Jake came home on November 26, 2018 and noticed his items were missing and he became very upset and punched a hole in the wall,” deputies said. “Ian was the only one home at the time.”

They discussed a plan to kill Barnes. Bilotta lured the victim back to her home with a promise to go to a party, deputies said. McClurg was to sit on the couch and make sure Barnes didn’t try to run further into the house. However, Bilotta opened the door with a knife and stabbed Barnes, according to the arrest report.

“You’re killing me,” Barnes yelled repeatedly, according to McClurg. “BILOTTA and MCCLURG planned to lure former roommate Barnes to a residence at 1917 South Boulevard (unincorporated Maitland) to seek revenge for the theft of a PlayStation gaming device earlier that week,” prosecutors wrote.


“Upon entering the house, Barnes was attacked by BILOTTA, but MCCLURG abandoned the plan and did not participate. BILOTTA only fought and stabbed Barnes to death. The defendants were arrested after a roommate approached BILOTTA and MCCLURG attempting to place Barnes’ body in plastic bags and called 911.”

That roommate witness came home to find blood everywhere inside and a dead man on the floor, deputies said. He said Bilotta was on his knees, searching in a backpack next to the body.

Bilotta said he had to “give credit to the son of a bitch,” according to the arrest report. He “put up a good fight.”


McClurg was reportedly holding a knife, which was taken by the witness roommate.

Deputies said they arrived to find Barnes dead and McClurg in a bathroom, but Bilotta, who fled, was found barefoot about a mile away in a business parking lot.

“Jake had blood on both his hands, his feet and his clothes as well,” deputies said. Read More



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