- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 1, 2009

SHAKOPEE, MINN. (AP) - A Minnesota jury has convicted a man in the shooting death of a woman he lured to his home with a fake advertisement on the craigslist.org Web site.

The Scott County jury convicted 20-year-old Michael John Anderson Tuesday night on all six counts, including first-degree premeditated murder.

Prosecutors said Anderson simply wanted to kill someone when he posted an ad seeking a baby sitter in October 2007. When 24-year-old Katherine Ann Olson showed up and then tried to leave, he pulled out his father’s gun and shot her.

Defense attorney Alan Margoles argued that the death could have been accidental and that Anderson lived in an “unreal world,” with poor social skills. The judge did not allow him to argue Anderson suffered from an autistic disorder contributing to his actions.

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