Suspect charged with killing Katherine Olson
According to the Star Tribune, Michael John Anderson has been charged with 2nd-degree murder for killing Katherine Ann Olson who disappeared Thursday after accepting a nanny job she found on Craigs List.
Olson arrived at a Savage home expecting to babysit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. after being hired by "Amy" from the nanny ad she answered.
When she arrived at the run-down house, she was met by Anderson who got her upstairs to his bedroom and reportedly shot her in the back with a .357 Magnum handgun, dragged her downstairs and tied her ankles together with twine.
Olson put her in the trunk of her car and parked the vehicle several blocks away, where police authorities found it later that day.
Olson also put her crushed cell phone in a bloody towel that had his name written on it and threw it into a nearby garbage can.
He was charged Tuesday by the Scott County court. He had told police at one point that somebody else killed her and that another friend thought it would be funny. He also, at one point, told police he witnessed her being killed.
His bail is set at $1 million.
According to the Pioneer Press, Olson's first hearing is scheduled for Nov. 16 at 8:30 a.m., and told police he had no contact with Olson even though cell phone records show that he had.
At a press conference, authorities said Anderson seems to be the only one involved in the killing and that they don't have a motive yet. The investigation is still continuing.
The maximum sentence for Anderson's current charge is 40 years in prison, but charges could change once he goes before a grand jury.