CHICKASHA, Okla. (TND) — A man who pleaded guilty to murdering three people has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The crime happened in Oklahoma in 2021.
Lawrence Paul Anderson had been charged with three counts of first-degree murder, and one count each of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and maiming.
District Attorney Jason Hicks spoke out about the case, saying,
There’s evidence in possession of my office as well as the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation that’s so shocking, after I reviewed it, it kept me up at night for weeks.
The three people who Anderson killed were neighbor Andrea Blankenship, 41; his uncle, Leon Pye, 67; and his uncle’s granddaughter, Kaeos Yates, 4.
Authorities said Anderson first killed Blankenship, cut her heart out, and brought it to his aunt and uncle’s house.
Then, they said, he cooked the heart with a side of potatoes before trying to serve it to them.