craigslist Halloween hook-up leads to Michigan murder

Christopher Charles-Ruben King
Christopher Charles-Ruben King

Police in Madison Heights, Michigan allege that 19-year-old Christopher Charles-Ruben King killed 59-year-old Fernando Gonzales on Halloween night. Gonzalez is said to have placed an ad on craigslist looking for a date. Sometime during the night King allegedly strangled Gonzales to death before setting fire to his house and stealing his car.

Again I don’t care what your sexual orientation is, but if you’re using craigslist for hook-ups or one night stands you’re inviting a world of trouble on yourself. Craigslist is rife with criminal activity and is no longer the friendly communal neighborhood site that it was roughly two decades ago.

UPDATE 6/11/2016: King was convicted of second-degree murder earlier this week and is scheduled to be sentenced June 28th.

UPDATE 7/22/2016: Earlier this month King was sentenced to 30 to 60 years behind bars.

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