Tag «Michael-John-Anderson»

Katherine Ann Olson’s killer to stay behind bars

UPDATE: Supreme Court upholds Craigslist murder conviction: Last week the Minnesota State Supreme Court upheld the murder conviction and life sentence of Michael John Anderson. Back in 2007 the then 19-year-old Anderson placed an ad on craigslist advertising for a nanny position that Katherine Ann Olson responded to. Instead of finding a job Ms. Olson …

Anderson gets life without parole

Life without parole for Craigslist killer: Judge Mary Theisen handed down the sentence of life without parole for Michael John Anderson in the shooting murder of Katherine Ann Olson. She wasn’t shy in telling Anderson how she felt either… “Why did you do this? You are the only one who knows and I won’t pretend …

Anderson found guilty of murdering Katherine Ann Olson

Verdict: Craigslist killer planned to murder: It took five hours but in the end the jury found Michael John Anderson guilty on all counts for murdering Katherine Ann Olson. Late last night the jury returned the verdict of guilty on the charges of first-degree murder, 2nd-degree murder and 2nd-degree manslaughter. Sentencing is scheduled for 10:30 …

3rd inmate testifies in craigslist murder trial

Inmate testifies about accused Craigslist killer: Another inmate that spent time with Michael John Anderson testified today in his trial for killing Katherine Ann Olson. 21-year-old Rory Pauly, who is a convicted drug felon, testified to Anderson’s behavior in jail. When Pauly asked Anderson why he doesn’t plead insanity Anderson allegedly said ‘Because then I’d …

Juror dismissed in craigslist murder trial

Craigslist trial juror dismissed: One of the jurors was dismissed from the trial of Katherine Ann Olson’s alleged murderer Michael John Anderson. The juror became upset after Anderson’s attorney pointed a replica of the gun used to kill Katherine at the jury. If I didn’t know better I’d swear the defense attorney is trying for …

Other inmate testifies that Anderson bragged of murder

Cell mate: Anderson bragged about Craigslist notoriety: Defense request to let jurors dry-fire gun in Craigslist murder trial rejected: 35-year-old Gregory Wikan also spent some time in jail with Michael John Anderson. Mr. Wikan is also a former professional cage fighter. He was in jail for violating his probation. Wikan testified that when word made …

Former inmate testifies in craigslist murder trial

Former inmate in jail with Craigslist suspect testifies: 21-year-old Joshua Young spent time in jail with Katherine Ann Olson’s alleged killer, Michael John Anderson. When he asked Anderson why he did it Young said “he wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone.” The defense immediately objected to this statement claiming that what …

craigslist employee testifies in murder trial

Family, judge appear upset by Craigslist murder victim photos: According to a customer service manager, whatever that is, for craigslist testified in the murder trial of Michael John Anderson. As you probably know Anderson is on trial for shooting and killing Katherine Ann Olson after luring her to his house using a fake job ad …

More testimony in Minn. craigslist murder trial

I have to specify now because there’s been another craigslist murder but more on that later… Accused Craigslist killer’s mom: ‘He’s quiet’: Micheal John Anderson’s mother, Barbara Anderson, testified to her son’s unemotional behavior. “He’s quiet. He really doesn’t talk much,” Barbara Anderson said under questioning from Chief Deputy Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar. She …

craigslist murder trial starts

Defense: Shy youth’s desire for sex led to ‘Craigslist’ killing: Defense: Death Was Accidental In Craigslist Murder: Prosecutor says defendant said ‘I’m famous. I’m the Craigslist murderer’: The trial started yesterday for the murder of Katherine Ann Olson. If you’ll recall Olson was shot and killed by Michael John Anderson after she responded to his …

Asperger’s defense rejected in craigslist murder case

Asperger’s diagnosis is rejected in Craigslist trial: Previously I posted about how the attorney for Michael John Anderson were trying to use Asperger’s for his client’s defense and how having Asperger’s is like being Mr. Spock. Luckily the judge overseeing proceedings rejected the defense. District Judge Mary Theisen ruled that the defense’s argument was insufficient …

Asperger’s is like being Mr. Spock attorney argues

Asperger’s defense raised in Craiglist trial: If you followed this site for a while you may remember the story of Katherine Ann Olson. She was the 24-year-old woman from Minnesota who answered a craigslist ad for a nanny only to be shot and killed by 20-year-old Michael Anderson. Previously Anderson’s attorney tried using a mental …

New evidence in Katherine Ann Olson murder

New evidence in Craigslist murder case: Michael John Anderson may just be the dumbest criminal ever. The suspect in the murder of Katherine Ann Olson actually sent a letter to his parents from jail asking them to pay someone to take the rap for him. Anderson lured Olson to his home with a phony craigslist …

Child porn found on craigslist killer’s computer

Cops: Child pornography found on accused Craigslist killer’s computer: While investigating the murder of Katherine Ann Olson police found child porn on the computer of her accused killer, Michael John Anderson. In the affidavit for the search warrant, a BCA agent described it as “a photograph of two pre-teen boys, clearly under the age of …