A man who spent 18 years on Death Row for killing a Columbus auxiliary police officer is back in prison for robbing a woman in Franklinton.Another murderer who would not be victimizing citizens again if Ohio had meted out the punishment that fit his crime of murdering a police officer.
Thomas Anderson, 57, is at the London Correctional Institution serving a five-year sentence imposed in May by Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Julie M. Lynch.
Anderson pleaded guilty to one count of robbery for punching a woman who confronted him for taking a purse and cell phone from her car at W. Rich Street and S. Central Avenue on Oct. 19, 2009.
It was the seventh felony charge filed against him since his release from a life sentence in 1988.
Anderson was 17 when he was sentenced to die in the electric chair in 1970 for the murder of auxiliary Sgt. Lawrence V. Kipfinger during a robbery at a North Side convenience store. In 1972, the Ohio Supreme Court changed the sentence to life in prison, making Anderson eligible for parole.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sprung Murderer Victimizes Again
From the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch: