Late Friday night, Michigan State Police found the bodies of Joseph Michael Carson, 31, and Anthony Lee Hammond, 39,both of Flint, Michigan. Both men had been shot to death in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in Owosso, Michigan. The two men were there to sell weed to two brothers from Grand Rapids that they had met through craigslist.
Instead, the two Grand Rapid brothers had allegedly intended on robbing the pair and shot them. The two brothers, ages 31 and 23, have been arrested, but as of yet their names have not yet been released.
In case you were wondering, even in states where recreational marijuana is legal it’s still illegal to sell it online. In either case Michigan is not one of those states. If you sell anything on craigslist you’re taking your life in your hands, but if you’re selling something illegal those chances increase dramatically. I’m not saying that these men deserved to die, but there is obviously no honor among criminals.
UPDATE 2/3/2017: The suspects have been named as 31-year-old Otis Smith and 23-year-old Anthony Holloway, and both being held without bond.
UPDATE 12/11/2017: Both Smith and Holloway were convicted of murder back in October. Smith was just recently sentenced to life without parole. Holloway is scheduled to be sentenced later this week.