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    Slain Colorado Woman Placed Craigslist Ad for Hitman to Kill Her, Suspect Claims
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    This screen shot made on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 shows the opening page of Craigslist's website for Hartford, Connecticut.

    A Colorado man accused of killing 19-year-old woman, Natalie Marie Bollinger,  who he claims to have fatally shot after he replied to her Craigslist ad seeking a hitman — for herself — as part of her suicide, investigators said in court documents obtained Monday, NBC News reported.

    The 22-year old suspect, Joseph Michael Lopez, told police officials that he tried to persuade her to not committ suicide, then took her on a drive and prayed with her before shooting in her in the head, according to the court records obtained by NBC News.

    Investigators said Lopez told them was browsing the "Women Seeking Men" section of Craigslist when he came across a post titled,"I want to put a hit on myself." The Adams County Sheriff's Office wouldn't confirm that such an ad had been placed, a spokesman told NBC News on Monday.

    The body of Bollinger was found Dec. 29, east of Boulder, Broomfield police said. Lopez was being held without bail Monday in the Adams County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder pending a court hearing Wednesday, NBC News reported.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)