December 16, 2013

Man Charged in Double Murder of Wife, Sister

A Canyon Country man was charged today with the murders of his wife and sister, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Carolyn McNary said Lance Anderson, 60 (dob 02-01-53), is expected to be arraigned today in Dept. S of Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch.

He is charged in case PA079075 with two counts of murder with the special circumstance allegation of multiple murders and a special allegation of intentional discharge of a firearm with great bodily injury.

Prosecutors allege that Anderson fatally shot his 68-year-old wife at their Canyon Country home and, later that day, went on to gun down his 58-year-old sister at a North Hills nursing facility.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles Police Department.

Deputy District Attorney Julie Kramer is assigned to the case. If convicted as charged, Anderson faces the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The defendant is being held without bail.

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s / case PA079075 / December 13, 2013

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