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DENIED. The parole of child murdererJonathan
Anders has been denied. Anders will not have another hearing
until Febraury 2018.
Thank you to everyone who submitted
a petition to block this parole.
Joyce Louise Goode
Jonathan Victor Anders
Goode (Age 9), Rose Goode
Minimum/ Maximum Sentence:
22 years - Life
Joyce Louise Goode was a bright, friendly and outgoing
little girl. Louise, as she was known to her friends and
family, could not have been happier on June 25, 1980. She
had just arrived in Ohio from her home in West Virginia
to visit her big brother Earrie, his wife Rose, and their
new baby Noel. Louise loved to spend time with Earrie and
Rose and was especially excited to help with the new baby.
That night the children
had fallen asleep and Earrie and Rose decided to go to bed
shortly after 11:30
PM. Louise, who was
sleeping on the couch, heard a knock at the door a few hours
later. Half asleep, little Louise went to the door and a
man asked her to open it. Likely thinking it was Earrie she
the door. A strange man then attacked her. He stabbed Louise
six times in the chest and left her lifeless body on the
The assailant then went
to the bedroom where Rose and Earrie were sleeping. He awakened
Rose with a kiss to the shoulder
and whispered "I killed her." Upon hearing the
strange man's voice Rose awoke startled and scared. The man
Rose immediately went to check on the children. When she
turned on the hallway light the man emerged from the baby's
began stabbing Rose. A struggle ensued and the intruder stabbed
Rose in the left arm, shoulder and leg. He also severed her
ear. Earrie awoke after hearing Rose's screams and immediately
ran to help her. Earrie pulled the intruder off Rose
and the two men started fighting.
Rose knew she had to get
help. She went to the front room
and saw Louise on the couch. Louise's halter top was pulled
up around her neck. A frantic Rose tried to wake Louise and
then saw the six stab wounds in Louise's exposed chest. She
knew Louise was dead. Although she was bleeding
profusely Rose somehow made it to the neighbors house and the
called police. Police
officers arrived at the scene however the intruder had fled.
The officers found Louise dead on the couch. Earrie had four
non life threatening stab wounds to his back. The baby was
not harmed. A seriously injured Rose was rushed to the hospital.
Rose and Earrie immediately
identified the intruder as Jonathan Victor Anders. Rose had
met Anders two years earlier while
she was at the mailbox with Earrie's 15-year-old sister Janie
who was visiting from West Virginia. Anders, who was 17,
had a crush on Janie and had come over to the home a few times
with Rose, Earrie and Janie. Anders told Earrie he wanted
to date Janie however Earrie told him no because she was
too young. Janie went back to West Virginia a few weeks later
and the family never saw Anders again until that horrible
Police found Anders at
his friend's house. When police arrived, before they could
say anything, Anders denied doing
wrong. Police learned that Anders had been told that one
of the Goode sisters was in town. He immediately thought it
Janie. Anders then took a steak knife from his girlfriend's
house and went to the Goode home. After convincing Louise
to open the door he killed her and attempted to kill Rose.
police asked Anders why he killed Louise he stated because
he "felt like it." After attacking the Goode
family Anders went to his friend's house and told them someone
been murdered. His shorts and
shoes were covered in blood. He put his bloody shorts in
a bag and put on long pants. He then asked his friends for
pepper which he put all over his feet so dogs could not track
his scent. He attempted to convince his friends to lie and
say he was with them at the time of the murder.
determined that Louise died as a result of six stab wounds
that were done with incredible force. The wounds
went through her body and damaged her heart, aorta, pulmonary
vein and liver. She had massive internal bleeding. Investigators
were unable to determine why Anders lifted up Louise's halter
top. It is believed this may have been the result of Anders
attempting to sexually assault Louise before
he killed her.
Rose survived the attack however she suffered many injuries
and needed 350 stitches to her ear alone. Louise left behind
two loving parents and seven brothers and sisters.
was charged with the murder of Louise Goode and the attempted
murder of Rose Goode. Anders refused to talk after
his confession however based on the eyewitness testimony
of Rose and Earrie and the overwhelming evidence it took the
one day to find Anders guilty as charged. He was sentenced
to 15 years to life in prison for killing nine-year-old Louise
plus 7-25 years for attempting to kill Rose. He escaped the
death penalty due to the fact it had been ruled unconstitutional
a few years earlier and it was not an option at the time
of sentencing. Not one time during the trial did Anders show
remorse or take responsibility for his actions.
Anders is a monster. He spent two years obsessing over Janie
Goode, a girl he knew for two weeks. At his first
opportunity to see her again he grabbed a knife and decided
to kill her. When he found her nine-year-old sister Louise
Goode instead he killed her because he "felt like it".
He then attempted to murder Rose Goode, a loving wife and mother.
Paroling Jonathan Anders at any point would pose a tremendous
risk to the community and to the Goode family. In addition,
releasing Anders would be an injustice to Louise Goode and
would demean his cruelty to her. Based on the horrific nature
of Jonathan Anders crimes we believe to further the interests
of justice, to protect the public, and to guarantee the safety
Goode family that Jonathan Victor Anders should be required
to serve his maximum sentence of LIFE in prison.
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