MN-Craigslist Killing 2ndLd-Writethru 04-01 tks ROCH
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — A man from Savage, Minn., was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole on Wednesday in the shooting death of a woman he lured to his home with a baby-sitting ad on Craigslist.
Scott District Judge Mary Theisen sentenced Michael John Anderson, 20, to the mandatory sentence. He was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder and other charges in the death of Katherine Ann Olson, 24.
"Why did you do this? You are the only one who knows, and I won’t pretend to understand it," Theisen said from the bench. She called Anderson a "coward" when he shot Olson, who Theisen believed was "running for her life."
"You have shown no remorse, and I have no empathy for you," Theisen said before handing down the life sentence.
She also ordered Anderson to pay restitution of $6,500 from his prison wages to reimburse Olson’s family for her funeral expenses.
Prosecutors argued during the weeklong trial that Anderson ran the phony ad on Craigslist to lure a woman to his home so that he might experience the feeling of killing.