Lawrence Paul Anderson, who was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and a single count of felony maiming and assault with a deadly weapon this week, asked to be held in the Grady County Jail without bail. According to police, Anderson had fatally stabbed his family’s neighbor Andrea Lynn Blankenship, “cut her heart out” and attempted to serve the organ to his aunt and uncle with potatoes. Anderson, 42, then attacked his uncle Leon Pye, his aunt Delsie and his four-year-old cousin.
In the last hours of his role as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump pardoned prominent rap figures such as Lil Wayne, Kodak Black and Death Row Records co-founder Michael Harris. Although Trump used the last days of his presidency to pardon or commutate the prison sentences of 143 people, countless social media users have expressed their confusion over the former president’s decision to grant clemency to certain artists over others.
Rashod Stanley is being punished with nine months of solitary confinement for hosting a prison fashion show.
Portland police are searching for 24-year-old David Dahlen after he escaped from the Portland Police Bureau’s Central Precinct on Saturday night. Dahlen is wanted on charges of first-degree assault, first-degree attempted murder, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, assaulting a public safety officer, and second-degree escape.
Police arrested a Lancaster father for decapitating his children and forcing his other siblings to watch on Wednesday. Maurice Jewel Taylor Sr., 34, of Lancaster, California, is charged and arrested for the murders of his son, 12-year-old Maurice Taylor Jr., and daughter, 13-year-old Malaka Taylor.
Chris Watts has allegedly contracted Coronavirus whilst behind bars at Dodge Correctional Institute in Waupun, Wisconsin. The prison is doing its best to provide its staff and inmates with the tools they need to stay safe, and little is known about Watts’ current health status.