Lawrence Anderson 42, is charged with triple murder (Picture: Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation)
A triple murder suspect has admitted to ‘killing a neighbor, cutting her heart out and then cooking it at home to feed to his family’.
Lawrence Paul Anderson, 42, is charged with killing his 41-year-old neighbor, Andrea Lynn Blankenship, his uncle Leon Pye, 67, and Pye’s granddaughter, four-year-old Kaeos Yates.
Anderson, from Chickasha, Minnesota, may face the death penalty for the harrowing crimes, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI).
His alleged killing spree happened just one month after he was released from prison 16 years early. Anderson was sentenced in 2017 to serve 20 years behind bars on drug and firearm charges but was released after Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt commuted his time.
He was released from prison in January and was staying with his uncle, Leon, who he’s now accused of brutally killing on February 9, along with his other two victims.
Anderson first killed his neighbor, Blankenship, cut out her heart and ‘took the heart back to 214 West Minnesota, Chickasha’, according to a prosecutor with the OSBI in a statement to the judge.
‘He cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons’, the agent wrote.
Chickasha Police were alerted to an incident at 214 W Minnesota by a 911 call from a woman pleading for help, reports the Oklahoman.
An officer forced his way into the house after hearing a woman yelling. Inside they found Leon Pye already dead and his granddaughter, Kaeos Yates, injured.
‘She was pronounced deceased in the ambulance on scene’, an OSBI agent wrote a search warrant request.
Delsie Pye, Anderson’s aunt and Leon Pye’s wife, suffered stab wounds to both eyes, the OSBI added.
Anderson was arrested inside the Pye home and police officers ‘observed Anderson throwing up in the living room into some pillows’, officials said.
The third death, that of Blankenship, was discovered on February 11 after the OSBI interviewed Anderson at an Oklahoma City hospital where he was being treated for injuries.
;He confessed to going to Blanenship’s house, an OSBI agent said, and ‘used his shoulder to knock in the back door.
‘Anderson advised he killed the female resident and cut her heart out’, the agent told the judge.
In the request for a search warrant, the OSBI told a judge that agents wanted to collect ‘pots, pans and any utensils for cooking’ from the Pye residence as evidence.
The prosecutor plans to charge Anderson next Tuesday and have said the death penalty ‘is on the table’, according to Grady County District Attorney Jason Hicks.
Anderson, a repeat felon was first sentenced to prison in 2006 for four years for attacking his girlfriend, pointing a gun at her and possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, records show. He was out in less than two years.
He was back behind bars in 2012 to serve a 15-year sentence for selling crack cocaine near an elementary school in Chickasha. The judge also ordered him ti spend 20 years on probation after his release.
Anderson was released after just five years and four months and found himself back in prison in December 2017 on a 20 year sentence when a judge both revoked his probation in full and sentenced him for new crimes.
But he was released after just three years following a decision by the governor to commute the sentence to nine years at the recommendation of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board.
Anderson is currently being held at the Grady County jail ahead of his sentencing.
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