Anders Shot, Killed Handcuffed Suspect In December 2004, Police Say

POSTED: 11:09 pm MST March 3, 2006
UPDATED: 11:13 pm MST March 3, 2006

Billy Anders, the former sheriff's deputy who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a handcuffed man, will spend one year behind bars, Action 7 News reported.

Anders was sentenced Friday in Alamogordo.

VIDEO: Anders Sentenced

"If I could do it all over again, in hindsight your honor, I would do it differently," Anders said in court. "We don't have the benefit, unfortunately."

Defense lawyers were hoping that Anders one-year sentence would be served with an ankle bracelet, rather than jail.

"The mandatory sentence in this case is one year," said Judge James Waylon Counts. "I have no legal authority to allow Mr. Anders to serve that one year anywhere but with the Department of Corrections."

"He'll do it, and he'll do it well, and he'll be model prisoner and he'll make them proud of him," said Anders' attorney, Bob Doughty.

The former Otero County deputy killed Earl Flippen on Dec. 18, 2004, after finding his partner's body outside of Flippen's home.

Police said they believe Flippen murdered Anders' partner.

Anders shot Flippen moments after handcuffing the suspect, a moment that was caught on the dashboard camera of Anders' police cruiser.

District attorney Scotty Key said he hated to be involved in the case, but he believed it was the right thing to do.

"Billy Anders is not a typical defendant, he's a police officer," Key said. "He's a good person who did a bad thing one time and it had tragic, disastrous results."

Anders' family was visibly upset after the verdict was read. Action 7 News reported that they weren't the only ones hoping for a lighter sentence.

"Is the world better off for Bill Anders going to prison?" asked Otero County Sheriff John Blansett. "Certainly not. Is the world better off for Earl Flippen dying? On a personal level, I believe so."

Security was tight around the courthouse, due to a threat made by the white supremacist group, Aryan Brotherhood, against Anders

Anders was free Friday night and is scheduled to turn himself into authorities next week.

Doughty said Anders could be home sooner than a year on good behavior.

Friday was Anders' 63rd birthday.

This pig shot a man that was in custody? Because he was mad at him? WTF? And he is begrudgingly given even a year in jail? WTF??
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So - Internet dating is looking less like a possibility for me.....

Police: Former Student Admits To Killing Internet Date
Authorities Say 22-Year-Old Led Investigators To Woman's Body

POSTED: 5:18 pm EST February 8, 2006
UPDATED: 7:22 pm EST February 8, 2006

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore County police said an Internet date ended in homicide, and they have a suspect in custody.

The body of Josie Phyllis Brown was found off an Interstate 95 exit ramp in Arbutus Tuesday night, and by the next day, her alleged date remained in police custody.

WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Tara Mergener reported Brown disappeared last December. Brown, of Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood, was reported missing from Baltimore City.

Police said John Christopher Gaumer, 22, told them that he killed the 27-year-old victim while he and Brown were on a date on Dec. 28, 2005.

"They got into an argument. They pulled over on the side of the road, on the ramp, and the argument became physical," Baltimore County police spokesman Bill Toohey said.

According to police, Gaumer admitted to leaving Brown near the highway ramp before he returned and allegedly beat her with a blunt object and threw her down an embankment.

Police said Gaumer led officers to Brown's body Tuesday night.

Authorities said Brown met Gaumer on the Internet Web site While details of the relationship are unknown, police said Gaumer was a student at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, where he lived on campus. Police said he has no criminal history.

"We had no problem with John, we had no reference to him on our file as to someone who made a complaint or someone had made a complaint about him," UMBC Police Chief John Cook said.

Campus police told 11 News Gaumer withdrew as a student from the university on Wednesday. He remains held in police custody without bail.
By Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer

NEW YORK — UPN and the WB Network will cease operations this fall to make way for a new broadcast network called The CW aimed at young, ethnic viewers, CBS Corp. and Warner Bros. Entertainment executives announced today.

Both companies will own 50% of the new venture, which will be carried by the Tribune Co. and the CBS UPN affiliates and offer 30 hours of programming a week, including shows like "Smallville," "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Beauty and the Geek."

The news about the launch of the new network — which will dramatically reshape the broadcast television landscape — was kept tightly under wraps until this morning, when reporters were summoned to a news conference at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan.

"We're coming here with a pretty historic announcement," Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of the CBS Corp. said.

"The CW is going to be a real competitor, a destination for young audiences, diverse audiences and a real favorite with advertisers," Moonves added. "The CW will be able to do something truly remarkable: program already hit shows every single day of the week, programs that consistently rank number one or number two in their time slots in the most coveted young adult demographic."

Barry Meyer, chairman and chief executive officer of Warner Bros. Entertainment, called the new network "a partnership whose time has come."

"The CW is a brand new network that will be a 50-50 partnership between Warner Bros. Entertainment and the CBS Corp., with both companies contributing the best of their strategic assets — assets including existing hit television series, access to new programming, the strongest executive talent from both the WB and UPN and a solid national distribution system," he said.

Dawn Ostroff, currently president of UPN, will serve as entertainment president of The CW, while John Maatta, currently chief operating officer of The WB, will take on that role at the new network.,0,5458802.story?coll=la-home-headlines

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