Murder Conviction

Man convicted of aggravated murder in shooting death

A Butler County Common Pleas Court jury yesterday convicted 37-year-old Craig Anderson of aggravated murder in the execution style slaying of a man who allegedly had stolen money from him. Prosecutors said Anderson shot 25-year-old Chad Re in the back of the head on May eleventh, 2004, as Re begged for mercy.

On Tuesday, the same jury will return to the Hamilton courtroom to recommend the death sentence or life in prison for Anderson.

Anderson also was found guilty of kidnapping, complicity to tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance.