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Hannah Anderson goes online, shares details, says her kidnapper deserved to die

The 16-year-old California girl kidnapped by a close family friend suspected of killing her mother and 8-year-old brother says he threatened to kill her if she tried to escape and got what he deserved when he died in a shootout with authorities in the Idaho wilderness, the AP reports. Hannah Anderson went online barely 48 hours after her rescue Saturday and started fielding hundreds of questions through a social media site. Many were typical teenage fare — she likes singer Justin Bieber and her favorite color is pink — but she also answered queries about how she was kidnapped, how she survived captivity and how she is dealing with the deaths of her mother and brother.

Among her online comments: Anderson said she was too frightened to ask for help when four horseback riders encountered her and an armed James Lee DiMaggio in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. “I had to act calm I didn't want them to get hurt. I was scared that he would kill them,” she wrote. Click below for a full report from AP reporter Elliot Spagat in San Diego.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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