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Retired teacher's murderer resentenced

HARRODSBURG — Confessed killer Louis Lee Anderson was resentenced Tuesday to life without parole for 25 years.

Anderson was resentenced after the Kentucky Supreme Court vacated his previous sentence. The state Supreme Court had ruled in another case that life without the possibility of parole is not a sentencing option for juveniles.

Mercer Circuit Court Judge Darren Peckler originally had sentenced Anderson to life without the possibility of parole. But Anderson appealed, arguing that he was 17 at the time of the murder and should have been sentenced as a juvenile because he was considered a youthful offender at the time of his indictment.

In October 2007, Anderson entered a conditional plea of guilty to the 2006 robbery and murder of retired teacher Louise Pulliam. Under the conditional plea, Anderson reserved the right to appeal Peckler's decision that the maximum punishment Anderson could face was life without parole.