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Ex-convict convicted of killing woman for her car

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.

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