North Fulton County

Man sentenced to life in prison over Playstation 4 murder

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — A jury found a man guilty Wednesday for killing a 28-year-old man over a video game system.

Nathaniel Vivian was convicted of killing Daniel Zeitz, of Sandy Springs, nearly two years ago. He was found not guilty of malice murder, but guilty of felony murder, armed robbery and several other charges. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Vivian’s girlfriend already pleaded guilty in this case. Kayla Dixon admitted firing the gun that killed Zeitz, who met up with the couple to sell his PlayStation 4 on Craigslist. %



Though Vivian didn't fire the shot, he allegedly planned the robbery with her and stole the game system.

“They methodically planned to steal a $280 PlayStation, and that's what they did, and the death of Daniel Zeitz was a direct result of that,” said prosecutor Vincent Faucette.

Vivian declined to take the witness stand during the trial.

The defense attorney said that Dixon is the one to blame.


“Everyone's testimony today never had Nate touched the gun. Only that Kayla had the gun, took it out of the glove compartment and shot,” said defense attorney April Northcross.

Prosecutors said Dixon's 16-month-old was in the car they drove to get there.

Dixon was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

John and Patty Zeitz, Danny's parents, say they are relieved that both defendants involved in the murder are being held accountable for the crime.

"It came out the way I think was fair. It was a real tragedy two years ago, it's a tragedy today," John Zeitz said.

"Forgiveness would be a long, long time away. A long road away because we've lost our son and he's lost his entire future," Patty Zeitz said.