Man Cuts Out Neighbor’s Heart, Feeds It To His Family, Then Kills Uncle, Child

Crime scene tape blocks the parking lot outside of a Walmart following a mass shooting the night before in Chesapeake, Virginia on November 23, 2022. - A gunman killed at least six people at a Walmart store Tuesday just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the second mass shooting in the United States in four days. Police later identified the gunman as an employee at the store. (Photo by Bastien INZAURRALDE / AFP) (Photo by BASTIEN INZAURRALDE/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Lawrence Paul Anderson of Oklahoma pleaded guilty to murdering his neighbor, cutting out her heart, then cooking it with potatoes to feed his family. He subsequently stabbed his uncle and a 4-year-old girl to death.
  • Grief-stricken family members screamed at Anderson, 44, to ‘rot from the inside out’ as he was sentenced in Grady County District Court to three counts of murder and single counts of maiming and assault and battery. Anderson faces life in prison without parole.
  • Anderson stabbed his uncle, Leon Pye, 67, and his 4-year-old granddaughter Kaeos Yates, who died in an ambulance en route to the hospital. Anderson also stabbed his aunt, Delsie Pye, in both eyes. She survived, but is blind in one eye and deaf on the left side.