Woman pleads guilty to murders

Woman pleads guilty to murders

There are 382 comments on the The State story from Jul 13, 2007, titled Woman pleads guilty to murders. In it, The State reports that:

A Swansea woman pleaded guilty Friday to murdering an elderly man and woman in separate incidents in 2002 and 2003.

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anonymous

Madison, AL

#21 Feb 2, 2008
Paul in South Carolina wrote:
If Anne Louise's Post-Conviction Relief application is granted, then her guilty pleas will be thrown out and a new trial ordered. Prosecutor Dayton Riddle is already on record as saying that there's no evidence as to who killed either Viola Neal or L.H. Tindal. Anne Louise only plead guilty to avoid a death sentence that she wasn't even eligible for....she NEVER admitted she was involved in these murders. Paul Anderson, on the other hand, admitted his roles in the murders. That right there is enough to raise reasonable doubt at Anne Louise's trial.
It's time you faced what is for you the unpleasant fact that Anne Louise is going to have her guilty pleas thrown out if nothing else, and that she will be acquitted on all charges should there be a trial. She's gonna walk!!!
if she WALKS it will be scary she is trouble . how soon? im telling you shes always used drugs and been a cruel untrust worthy woman!!!! please dont ry to tell me jail has CHANGED her!!!she only gets more dangerous as she gets older. she has
anonymous

Madison, AL

#22 Feb 2, 2008
proven that by the death of viola neal and tindall. i will continue to follow this story . I PRAY SHE NEVER COMES TO AL. SHES JUST TOOO UNPREDICTABLE!!!! AND SCARY!!!herown living family knows what she is capable of doing!!!
Paul in South Carolina

Columbia, SC

#23 Feb 4, 2008
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>if she WALKS it will be scary she is trouble . how soon? im telling you shes always used drugs and been a cruel untrust worthy woman!!!! please dont ry to tell me jail has CHANGED her!!!she only gets more dangerous as she gets older. she has
More dangerous as she gets older? Sounds like my kind of woman. No one, including you Lenora, is going to turn me against Anne Louise. You hear me? NO ONE!!!
annonymous

Madison, AL

#24 Feb 4, 2008
HA HA you are such a trip!! this is not lenora like i said i have known louise aloooooong time!!! i m not trying to turn you against her.i just know that she doesnt need to be set free!!!! you know they say the first time a rapist will rape their victims and a repeat rapist will kill their next victims!!!i know shes not a rapist but she has committed the worst KILLED not ONE but TWO people !!! WHAT WILL SHE DO NEXT? by the way lenora is the only one that turned out OKAY!!!!
Paul in South Carolina

Columbia, SC

#25 Feb 8, 2008
annonymous wrote:
HA HA you are such a trip!! this is not lenora like i said i have known louise aloooooong time!!! i m not trying to turn you against her.i just know that she doesnt need to be set free!!!! you know they say the first time a rapist will rape their victims and a repeat rapist will kill their next victims!!!i know shes not a rapist but she has committed the worst KILLED not ONE but TWO people !!! WHAT WILL SHE DO NEXT? by the way lenora is the only one that turned out OKAY!!!!
Yeah, whatever! A skank like you probably doesn't have to worry about any man wanting to rape you. I mean, even a rapist has his standards.
annonymous

Madison, AL

#26 Feb 9, 2008
i thank god for being such a strong person!! I WAS A VICTIM OF RAPE!! UNLIKE LOUISE I MOVED ON AND HAVE A VERY GOOD LIFE. LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT!!!
Paul in South Carolina

Columbia, SC

#27 Feb 12, 2008
annonymous wrote:
i thank god for being such a strong person!! I WAS A VICTIM OF RAPE!! UNLIKE LOUISE I MOVED ON AND HAVE A VERY GOOD LIFE. LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT!!!
What happened? Did your imaginary lover refuse to take "no" for an answer? You really should learn how to spell "anonymous".
annonymous

Madison, AL

#28 Feb 12, 2008
Paul in South Carolina wrote:
<quoted text>
What happened? Did your imaginary lover refuse to take "no" for an answer? You really should learn how to spell "anonymous".
okay i corrected my spelling now ARE YOU HAPPY? i am only posting on this sight because YOU are defending a person whom YOU dont even know !!!you only know her as a person convicted oh by the way she PLED GUILTY!!!and YOU think youre onto something by giving her false hopes!!!DO YOU EVER DEFEND THE VICTIMS??? I DOUBT IT . ITS MY UNDERSTANDING YOURE NOT ALL TOGETHER YOURSELF!!! of course if i was behind bars i would latch onto anything or anybody you know those 4 walls gotta get to a person sooner or later!!so paul youre her only hope!!thats scary!!!!!!
Stacey

Grovetown, GA

#29 Feb 12, 2008
In a sweetheart deal lamb duck 2nd Judicial Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan gives a man a 96 day prison sentence for manslaughter. She defended her decision as the right thing to do before she quits the post as the backlog of cases continue to swell in a circuit with one of the lowest conviction rates recorded in the history of South Carolina.
Paul in South Carolina

Columbia, SC

#30 Feb 15, 2008
annonymous wrote:
<quoted text>okay i corrected my spelling now ARE YOU HAPPY? i am only posting on this sight because YOU are defending a person whom YOU dont even know !!!you only know her as a person convicted oh by the way she PLED GUILTY!!!and YOU think youre onto something by giving her false hopes!!!DO YOU EVER DEFEND THE VICTIMS??? I DOUBT IT . ITS MY UNDERSTANDING YOURE NOT ALL TOGETHER YOURSELF!!! of course if i was behind bars i would latch onto anything or anybody you know those 4 walls gotta get to a person sooner or later!!so paul youre her only hope!!thats scary!!!!!!
Again, she ONLY pled guilty because of the bad legal advice she was given by her attorney, Cam "do little" Littlejohn. And pleading guilty is not the same as admitting guilt, for it's only when one "allocutes" that they admit they are actually guilty. Anne NEVER allocuted. In Anne's case, she pled guilty because her attorney convinced her she was eligible for the death penalty when in fact she wasn't. There's a very good chance that had her case gone to trial, she would have only been convicted as an accessory. Maybe she would have received 10 years, of which she would have to serve a little over half of that. Her attorney didn't have any grounds to appeal since there was never a trial. Still, he had to file an appeal in order to get it dismissed to clear the way for Anne to have her attorney file an application for Post-Conviction Relief. This is the procedure where her guilty pleas will get thrown out and her case remanded to court for trial.

Since prosecutor Dayton Riddle has already admitted on record that the State of South Carolina can't say who committed either murder, Anne Louise is not eligible for the death penalty. At most, the State can only prove she was an accessory after the fact. So again, maybe she gets 10 years....assuming she hasn't already received a pardon at that point.

And you may also want to consider the fact that it was I who found a loophole in North Carolina law that helped get executions put on hold in that state, and the liklihood is now that North Carolina will soon abandon the death penalty. You can read all about it at that friendsofsc.com site under the Lexington County thread.

Yesterday, I sent to Anne Louise's Cooper Trust Fund a rather large amount of money for her to purchase things in the prison canteen. My last letter from her was Friday, February 8. She was very upbeat and positive in that letter, and she mentioned how she was glad to have the appeal out of the way so that she can get started on Post-Conviction Relief.

She'll be out by the time she's 50.

Anne sweetie, YOU ROCK!!!
Paul in South Carolina

Columbia, SC

#31 Feb 15, 2008
Stacey wrote:
In a sweetheart deal lamb duck 2nd Judicial Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan gives a man a 96 day prison sentence for manslaughter. She defended her decision as the right thing to do before she quits the post as the backlog of cases continue to swell in a circuit with one of the lowest conviction rates recorded in the history of South Carolina.
Was it Involuntary Manslaughter, or Voluntary Manslaughter? Either way, they would have had to at least be sentenced to 1 year(Involuntary Manslaughter) under South Carolina law. It must be that the individual only had 96 days left to serve after being credited for time in pre-trial detention. Otherwise, that individual can be brought back into court and given a lengthier sentence.
rita davis

United States

#32 Mar 29, 2008
Paul, I know that you are crazy over Louise but she is lying to you. I received information from the SC Attorney General's office MONTHS ago that he appeal had been denied. Why hasn't she let you know this.

I have told you before to never use my mother's name again. Please show her that much respect! Anyone with such warped views has not right to speak or type her name.

By the way, I was in the courtroom too. I heard Louise confess! Get a life and stop living mine.
Paul in South Carolina

Columbia, SC

#33 Apr 5, 2008
rita davis wrote:
Paul, I know that you are crazy over Louise but she is lying to you. I received information from the SC Attorney General's office MONTHS ago that he appeal had been denied. Why hasn't she let you know this.
I have told you before to never use my mother's name again. Please show her that much respect! Anyone with such warped views has not right to speak or type her name.
By the way, I was in the courtroom too. I heard Louise confess! Get a life and stop living mine.
Yeah, I noticed you in the courtroom back on July 17, 2007, for I was there too. I was surprised that the 3rd floor didn't cave in from your massive weight. As for the appeal being denied, you are wrong. Just this week, I went to the South Carolina Court of Appeals and obtained copies of all the documents pertaining to the appeal that was begun on Anne Louise's behalf. The appeal, it turns out, was never even considered for Anne Louise waived her right to appeal for it would have delayed her being able to file for Post-Conviction Relief. Even then, there was nothing to appeal directly since there was never a trial. That's where the Post-Conviction Relief application comes in.
Anne Louise is about to file her PCR application in the Lexington County Court of Common Pleas asking that her guilty pleas and 2 life sentences be thrown out and a new trial ordered. She never should have been advised to plead guilty for she was ineligible for the death penalty. Since you were in the courtroom, I'm sure you recall the part where Dayton Riddle admitted that the prosecution could not say who murdered the old lady. Therefore, she was not eligible for the death penalty under the Felony Murder Rule. She at most would only have been eligible for a life sentence. I would explain the rest to you, but you don't seem intelligent enough to understand it anyway.
Oh, and when Anne Louise's guilty pleas get thrown out, don't count on the 11th Circuit So-slimy Office bringing her case to trial due to the massive amounts of money they would have to spend to prosecute these combined 12 charges. They will, instead, show their true colors by offering her a sweetheart of a deal.
Of course, if she gets a pardon it all becomes moot anyway for she will have been released from prison.
Lovingly submitted!
Paul
Paul in South Carolina

Columbia, SC

#34 Apr 5, 2008
And another thing, Anne Louise NEVER "confessed". She pleaded guilty only to avoid the death penalty. There's a difference. One only confesses when they "allocute" in open court. She never "confessed" to any crimes, but rather pleaded guilty, as I said, to avoid the death penalty. The only one who has ever "confessed" in this whole thing is Paul Anderson. If she had "confessed", as you so obesedly put it, then Dayton Riddle would most definitely been able to tell Judge Cottingham who killed the old lady.
rita

United States

#35 Apr 7, 2008
Ok Paul. You have demonstrated you cruelty. Yes, I am obese. So What??

If Louise did not kill the "OLD LAdY", then I don't want her in jail. I want the guilty parties in jail. However, she did write a letter of apology to me which was a confession. Also, DNA!!!

I suggest we both play nice. Most of the people posting at these sites are friends and relatives of mine who are very protective.

Next time you see me anywhere, please have the courage to introduce yourself. Also, let Louise know that I want to visit her when time permits. Unlike her, I still have a rich and full life.
Andrea

United States

#36 Apr 7, 2008
Are you serious paul? All you do is jump from site to site professing the innocence of a murderer and try to blame it on Anderson because he admitted to taking a ride with trash to steal her drugs? And now the best you can do is resort to name-calling? What are you, in third grade?

I know you won't believe this but louise DID confess, several times to murdering both of these victims but the confessions could not be used for reasons I'm sure with your extensive knowledge of the law, you already know. Not to mention that pitiful excuse of an apology she wrote my mother. Yeah, innocent people confess and apoligize to the daughter of their victim all the time. And would you mind asking her why she felt it necessary to park on the side of the road and watch my father clean up after the fire she caused? Innocent people return almost daily to the scene of the crime, right?

There is a special part of hell reserved for people like you and louise. Don't worry, louise will help you see it as soon as she is released. You will get the same treatment as her other victims: stabbed, shot in the back of the head like the dog you are and burned alive. Only a sweet and lovely woman thinks of hurting elderly people in that way.
Paul in South Carolina

Columbia, SC

#37 Apr 8, 2008
If helping Anne Louise regain her freedom means that I wind up being "stabbed, shot in the back of the head like the dog(I am)....and burned alive" at the hands of Anne Louise, then it's a sacrifice that I am more than willing to make on her behalf. I have no delusions about the type of person Anne Louise Gordon was 5 years ago. And I really don't have a problem understanding ya'lls hatred for her, for the 11th Circuit Solicitors Office pulled the rug over the eyes of all the victims family members. You've been lead to believe that she was directly involved in these crimes, when in all actuality she was, at most, an accessory after the fact. What happened to Mr. Tindal and the old lady was indeed horrible, and as I've said before if I thought for one minute that Anne Louise actually did the killings I can assure you I would not be here defending her. Now I don't know about any letters in which she "confessed". I do know that there was a 3rd person involved in both of these killings, and this individual threatened Anne Louise not to open her mouth if she wanted her son to remain safe. So if she did indeed "confess", it was done under duress to keep her son safe.

What still amazes me is how Dayton Riddle could stand there before Judge Cottingham and claim that the State would have sought the death penalty for the murder of the old lady when he couldn't even say who killed her. Trust me, this issue is being raised in Anne Louises Post-Conviction Relief application. Also, her right to a Speedy Trial was denied, for she had requested to Dayton Riddle in writing back in September 2006 that she receive a Speedy Trial, yet she didn't get one. That right there might be grounds to have the Court of Common Pleas remand her case for a hearing on whether her attorney should have filed a Motion To Dismiss all 12 charges on the grounds of a Speedy Trial violation. If the court finds that her right to a Speedy Trial was violated, Anne Louise could very well leave prison soon a free woman with the State unable to prosecute her again.

It should also be mentioned that Anne Louise offered to plead guilty in April 2006 to 2 counts of accessory after the fact with a negotiated plea of 10 years, but it was turned down.

Finally, it's worth mentioning that on her way out of the courtroom following Anne Louise's sentencing hearing, a certain female family member of the old lady who was murdered by Paul Anderson whispered to Anne Louise's pastor "I'm certain Anne Louise wasn't actually the one who killed mama, but at least as a result of her pleading guilty to it she has found the Lord." You've got one of the murder victims family members even admitting she doesn't believe Anne Louise committed these horrific murders.

Go figure!!!
Paul in South Carolina

Columbia, SC

#38 Apr 8, 2008
Rita, if you want to visit Anne Louise, you are going to have to write her directly and request she send you a visitation form. Her address is:

Anne Louise Gordon #323003
M4-105
Leath Correctional Institution
2809 Airport Rd.
Greenwood, South Carolina
29649

As for your insinuation that she does not have a rich and full life....who are you to say what kind of life she has? Happiness, as she says, is a "state of mind." She has many people who love her and are standing by her, including her church family in Greenwood and West Columbia. I of course remain her biggest advocate. She gets plenty of visits, and she now realizes that despite this injustice that has victimized her, that she will soon be released from prison.

And while I in no way believe in God, Anne Louise does and it is that faith that keeps her going. That, and the love and support of her many friends.
rita davis

United States

#39 Apr 8, 2008
Paul,
I don't know who lied to you about what I said to Anne's pastor. That is between them and God. What I said to him is none of your or Anne's business.

My mother was shot like a dog. Thanks for reminding me.

My family and I have been victimized by everyone since this case started. The fire department, the sheriff, the solictor's office, the criminals and now you. I have had enough of you and your distorted views.

I request that anyone (especially my family and friends) that see your posting do not respond to them but say a silent prayer for your salvation.

rita.
Paul in South Carolina

Columbia, SC

#40 Apr 8, 2008
Sheriff Metts victimizing a crime victim and/or their family? I'm shocked!!! Next thing you know he'll wind up threatening some distraught mother whose daughter has been kidnapped that he will pull his deputies off the case and stop searching for her.

As for your claim of being victimized by me, I would like to know exactly how you come to that conclusion. Hell, it was because of me that Anne Louise's story got aired last May, thus giving you a forum on WIS-TV to air your gripes. I'm the one who was in contact with Kara Gormley and who got the ball rolling on that 2 part series that aired on May 22 & 23, 2007.

I do agree with you that people should stop responding to my posts, for none of you are able to rebut the facts which I have presented.

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