Anderson released from parole supervision following 'Murder Ordained' killings

Lorna Anderson is no longer under parole supervision for her role in two infamous murders over 30 years ago.

The Kansas Department of Corrections released Anderson last month. She had most recently been under supervision in Reno County, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Authorities say Anderson teamed with Thomas Bird, a Lutheran minister who became her lover, in the killings of Bird's wife, Sandra, in July 1983, and of Anderson's husband, Martin, in November 1983. Sandra Bird was killed before Thomas Bird rolled a car over an embankment and then put his wife's body inside. Martin Anderson was killed by a masked gunman after Lorna Anderson said she was ill and couldn't find her keys during a family trip.

Anderson, who confessed to her role in her husband's death and said Bird was responsible, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and soliciting the deaths of her husband and Sandra Bird. She was sentenced to 15 years in prison and released on parole in 2007.

Bird, meanwhile, was acquitted of first-degree murder in Martin Anderson's death but was convicted of both first-degree murder and solicitation to commit first-degree murder in his wife's death. He was paroled in 2004 and released from parole supervision two years later.

The murders led to the movie "Murder Ordained."

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