A man is accused of going on a rampage and murdering three people, including his neighbor, whose heart he removed to eat, police say.
On Feb. 9, Lawrence Paul Anderson, 42, “used his shoulder to knock in the back door” at the Chickasha home of Andrea Lynn Blankenship, 41, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation stated in a search warrant request obtained by The Oklahoman. “There were two German Shepherd dogs in the house. Anderson advised he killed the female resident and cut her heart out.”
Anderson confessed he took the woman’s organ back to his nearby home, which he shared with an aunt and uncle, and “cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons.”
Anderson then allegedly took the lives of his uncle, Leon Pye, 69, and Pye’s 4-year-old granddaughter, Kaeos Yates. The spree killer also stabbed his aunt, Delsie Pye, in both eyes, but she survived.
When Chickasha police arrived on the scene, officers “observed Anderson throwing up in the living room into some pillows," OSBI wrote in the request.
Records show Anderson has a long criminal history and has served multiple stints in prison for various offenses. At the time of the triple homicide, he had been out of prison for around a month after spending about three years behind bars on a 20-year sentence related to using drugs, illegally carrying a handgun and other crimes.
According to The Oklahoman, investigators are trying to determine if Anderson was under the influence of a controlled substance when he murdered his neighbor and relatives.
He is currently being held at the Grady County Jail on multiple charges, including murder in the first, maiming and assault and battery.