Serial Killer Who Cooked Human Heart to 'Release Demons' Was on Early Prison Release
Lawrence Anderson was set free in January, murdered three people in February
An Oklahoma man, who killed three people in one day and cut the heart out of one of his victims before cooking and feeding it to his family to "release the demons," was on early prison release, investigators have revealed.
Repeat felon-turned-alleged serial killer Lawrence Paul Anderson has confessed to killing his neighbor and feeding her heart to his family before murdering his uncle and a four-year-old girl, authorities say.
42-year-old Anderson allegedly stabbed the neighbor, Andrea Lynn Blankenship, to death at her home in Chickasha on February 9.
On the same day, he then went back to his house and stabbed three people - his uncle, aunt, and their granddaughter, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Law enforcement found the uncle, 67-year-old Leon Pye, and the 4-year-old child, Kaeos Yates, injured after police were called to the home.
The young child was pronounced dead in an ambulance as it rushed her to the hospital.
The aunt, Delsie Pye, was also stabbed in both eyes but survived.
“He took the heart back to 214 West Minnesota, Chickasha,” an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation wrote in a search warrant obtained by the Oklahoman.
“He cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons.”
After he left Blankenship’s home, Anderson, 42, investigators say he went back to his aunt and uncle’s house, where he cooked the heart and intended to feed it to them.
On February 9 the state Bureau of Investigation alleges he killed his uncle, Leon Pye, 67, his granddaughter, Kaeos Yates, 4, and stabbed his aunt.
Anderson’s aunt survived the attack.
He was taken into custody the day of the murders.
Authorities discovered Blankenship’s body two days after Anderson admitted to killing her while he was being treated at a local hospital, the New York Post reported.
He is currently being held in Grady County Jail, where charges are pending against him.
The triple murder sparked outrage after it emerged that Anderson had been released from prison early in January, the Oklahoman reported.
He was sentenced to serve 20 years behind bars for gun and drug offenses in 2017 before Governor Kevin Stitt commuted the sentence to nine years at the recommendation of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board.
He was released on parole last month and had been staying with his aunt and uncle.
Grady County District Attorney Jason Hicks charged Anderson with three counts of first-degree murder and two felony charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and maiming on Tuesday.
Anderson sobbed in court during his initial appearance Tuesday, telling the judge: "I don't want no bail, your honor. I don't want no bail."
He is being held without bond and Hicks said the death penalty "is on the table."