Woman Connected To 1983 Murders Released From Supervision

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Her story was made famous in the TV movie "Murder Ordained". Now after seven years of parole, Lorna Anderson is released from supervision.

Records posted on the Kansas Department of Corrections website show she was discharged February 17th. She'd most recently registered in Reno County.

Anderson's affair with Emporia minister Thomas Bird led to the 1983 murders of her husband and Bird's wife.

Anderson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 1988 and was sentenced to 15 years to life. She was also convicted in 1984 of soliciting the murders.

Bird was freed from prison in June 2004, and discharged from parole in 2006.


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