Maplewood man pleads guilty to killing St. Paul college student in Craigslist heist

  • Updated: July 10, 2013 - 10:22 PM

A Maplewood man pleaded guilty Wednesday to fatally shooting a 19-year-old college student during a Craigslist heist last summer on the East Side of St. Paul.

 

Steven E. Lewis, 27, pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated robbery and second-degree murder in the death of Aung Thu Bo on Aug. 10 after the Hamline University student met him in response to a cellphone advertisement on Craigslist.

After getting into the backseat of the car driven by Bo, Lewis pulled a gun and demanded his money. With the gun held to Bo’s right temple, Lewis leaned forward to search his pockets, and the gun fired.

Nicole Norfleet

 

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