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Felony charges dropped against former wife of sentenced killer

Two felony charges against Lindsey Ann Carlson, the former wife of convicted murderer Jesaiah Lee Carlson, were dismissed Monday afternoon in 6th District Court in Virginia.

Carlson, 28, whose last name is now legally MacFarlane, was charged in 2007 with "aiding an offender" after law enforcement officials said she helped Jesaiah Lee Carlson destroy computer evidence in the case against her husband for the murder of 20-year-old Megan Anderson at her workplace in Eveleth.

The case was heard Monday by Judge Gary Pagliaccetti, according to the St. Louis County Attorney's office, which said the charges were dropped "in the interest of justice."

Jesaiah Carlson was sentenced in April to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to the second-degree murder of Anderson.

Since the case developed MacFarlane has been granted a divorce from Carlson and legally changed her name last November.

Anderson was stabbed more than 20 times Aug. 29, 2007, while she worked alone at Durkee Signs & Graphics in Eveleth.

Jesaiah Carlson was a salesman for Allstar Advertising of Duluth. The couple lived in Two Harbors. He and a business associate were together selling cutting boards and children's books in the Eveleth area at the time of the killing.