The suspect in a triple murder in southern Oklahoma, U.S, has confessed to cutting the heart of one of his victims to serve it “baked with potatoes,” US media reported.
Lawrence Paul Anderson, a 42-year-old man already convicted on several occasions and who previously declared himself bipolar, admitted to killing his uncle and the latter’s granddaughter, as well as a neighbor, and injuring his aunt on February 9 in Chickasha, near Oklahoma City, police said in a statement last Thursday.
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The suspect would have first murdered his neighbor Andrea Lynn Blankenship, 41, whose heart was extracted, before going to his uncle, Leon Pye, 67, to cook the organ and serve it to his uncle, his aunt and their granddaughter, who was visiting for the day, pointed out The Oklahoman newspaper and a local television station.
“He brought the heart (and) cooked it (…) with potatoes to serve it to his family and thus free the demons”, can be read in the request for a search warrant presented by the police to a judge, cited by the newspaper.
It was after his family refused to consume his heart that Anderson He would have stabbed them, killing his uncle and wounding his aunt and the girl. The latter died when she was transferred by ambulance.
Investigators are trying to determine if the suspect was under the influence of drugs.
Anderson he was living with his uncles at the time of the murders. The governor of Oklahoma his last sentence had been commuted in June 2020.
In 2006 he had been detained for possession of crack, in 2012 for distribution of the same drug and in 2017 he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for possession of narcotics and weapons.
During his last trial, he assured the judge that he was undergoing medical treatment for his bipolar disorder.
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