A triple murder suspect told police he killed his neighbor and tried to feed his family her heart 'to release the demons'

Michelle Mark
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Lawrence Anderson, 42, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and maiming. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
  • An Oklahoma man reportedly cut out his neighbor's heart and tried to feed it to his aunt and uncle.

  • Lawrence Anderson, 42, now faces three first-degree murder charges.

  • He confessed to cooking the heart with potatoes, The Oklahoman reported.

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An Oklahoma man confessed to killing three people and cutting out one of their hearts to cook with potatoes, The Oklahoman reported on Tuesday.

Lawrence Anderson, 42, confessed to fatally stabbing his neighbor on February 9, then returning home and killing his uncle and a 4-year-old girl, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

Court documents obtained by The Oklahoman said Anderson also removed his neighbor's heart and attempted to feed it to his aunt and uncle.

"He cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons," an OSBI agent wrote in a request for a search warrant, according to The Oklahoman.

Court records show that Lawrence faces three charges of first-degree murder in the deaths of 41-year-old Andrea Lynn Blankenship, 67-year-old Leon Pye, and 4-year-old Kaeos Yates. Lawrence also faces one charge of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and one charge of maiming.

Prosecutors have said the death penalty "is absolutely on the table" for Lawrence, according to the local NBC affiliate KFOR.

Lawrence was also accused of stabbing his aunt, Daisy Pye, in both eyes during the attack. She survived, and attended a court hearing for Lawrence on Tuesday, wearing sunglasses, KFOR reported.

The attack has stoked controversy in Oklahoma, since Anderson had been released from prison on a commuted sentence just three weeks before the alleged stabbing spree. Court records show that Lawrence had been given several lengthy prison sentences in the past, mainly for drug convictions.

Court documents also show that Lawrence has not yet made a plea in his triple homicide charges, nor is it clear whether he has been assigned a lawyer. His next hearing is scheduled for April 1.

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