Former Marietta College Prof Killed in Prison Assault

The inmate killed in a West Virginia prison assault Sunday evening was Eugene Robert Anderson – a former Marietta College professor. Anderson was serving more than 100 years for sex crimes against children at the state’s maximum security prison in Fayette County.

The 66 year old was killed around 6 pm Sunday night. The prison was placed on lockdown following the assault. State police are investigating. No charges have been filed so far.

(Editor’s Note: At the time of Anderson’s trial in 2003, I was working for the Marietta Times and my fellow reporter Andrea Hannon was providing award-winning coverage of the case from the courtroom and beyond. This puts a period at the end of that sentence forever. )

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About Callie Lyons

RCNN Publisher and Editor Callie Lyons is an independent journalist and author living in the Mid Ohio Valley. Her first book, Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, is available at Amazon.com and in hundreds of libraries all over the world. Known as a "warrior for public health", Lyons' environmental investigations have been featured in documentaries, including Good Neighbors - Bad Blood and Toxic Soup, on Swedish National Television and in numbers of television, radio and print media interviews. Her work has appeared on Nova's Whiz Kids and in Mother Jones magazine. More recently, a national audience has come to know her award-winning investigative work through the Environmental Working Group and interviews with leading publications like the Huffington Post. According to Dr. Arlene Blum of UC Berkeley, Lyons' first book provided the inspiration for the Madrid Statement, which documents the scientific consensus regarding the persistence and potential for harm of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and lays out a roadmap to gather needed information and prevent further harm. In 2006, Lyons received the Associated Press of Ohio Award for Best Business Writer. In 2007, Ohio Citizen Action presented Lyons with the Uncovering the Truth Award for her environmental journalism. In 2015, the Marietta 9-12 Project awarded Lyons the Freedom Pin for her commitment to democracy and free press.
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