HARRODSBURG- The Kentucky Supreme Court has vacated the sentence of life without parole for confessed killer Louis Lee Anderson and remanded the case to Mercer County Circuit Court for resentencing.
No date has been set yet for a hearing.
Anderson pleaded guilty to the 2006 robbery and murder of retired teacher Louise Pulliam of Harrodsburg and was given life without parole by Judge Darren Peckler.
He appealed the sentence, however, and the Supreme Court ruled recently that Anderson, who was 17 at the time of the murder, should have been sentenced as a juvenile because he was considered a youthful offender at the time of his indictment.
Commonwealth's Attorney Richie Bottoms said that, although he is disappointed, the next step for the state is clear.
"I have to respect the decision whether I agree with it or not," he said. "Obviously I believed that Judge Peckler made the correct ruling initially. With that not being an option, we will ask for the next highest sentence possible, which is life without parole for 25 years."