Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- An ex-convict whose mother kicked him out of her home has been convicted of killing a woman for her car so he could leave town.

A Mohave County Superior Court jury in Kingman convicted 51-year-old Michael Edwin Dobson of second-degree murder in the 2011 killing of Ruby Caldwell. She was beaten and strangled and her throat was slit.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports that Dobson faces between 10 and 25 years in prison when sentenced Nov. 8.

Dobson had met Caldwell through his mother after he was released from prison in 2009 after serving time on drug convictions. He previously was in prison on convictions for rape and attempted murder.

Dobson did not attend his trial, saying he was afraid he might try to escape or assault someone.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.