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Chickasha triple murder suspect released from prison early

Lawrence Anderson
Posted at 10:34 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 14:27:25-05

CHICKASHA, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation linked three victims to one murder suspect.

Investigators think Lawrence Paul Anderson, 42, killed his uncle Leon Pye, 67, and Pye's granddaughter Kaeos Yates,4 in Chickasha.

Anderson cried in court Tuesday and said he does not want bail. His lawyer is seeking a mental evaluation for Anderson.

The investigation started on February 9th when a 911 caller from Pye's home hung up. Chickasha police went to the home to check on it and heard someone calling for help inside. They forced their way into the house and found Pye and Yates stabbed to death. Delsie Pye was injured in the attack but did survive. Anderson was taken to the hospital as well.

Agents say while in custody at the hospital, Anderson admitted he also killed a neighbor that lived on the same street as the Pyes. Officers found Andrea Lynn Blankenship, 41, stabbed to death in her home.

Evidence shows Blankenship was killed first. The Associated Press reports Anderson cut out her heart and then cooked the heart to serve his relatives.

Anderson was released from prison early in January as part of a mass commutation. He was serving a 20-year sentence for probation violations on a drug case. He was released after serving just over three years.

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