Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Thomas Michael Luby, age 61 of South St. Paul, was convicted Tuesday evening by a Dakota County Jury to two counts of Second Degree Murder (Intentional and While Committing a Felony) in connection with the August 7, 2015 stabbing death of Kelly Ann Anderson, age 45, also of South St. Paul. The jury deliberated for approximately five hours. Judge Joseph Carter ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Luby will be held in custody until his sentencing which will be scheduled in early 2019.
In April of 2016, a jury convicted Luby of First Degree Murder and he was sentenced to life in prison. Earlier this year, the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned this conviction.
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Backstrom commented: "We are pleased to have brought Mr. Luby to justice for this violent murder. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Kelly Anderson."
Backstrom praised Assistant County Attorneys Elizabeth Swank and Jacqlyn Warner, who prosecuted the case. Backstrom thanked the South St. Paul Police Department, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Dakota County Electronic Crimes Unit who assisted in this investigation.
If you have questions, contact James Backstrom at 651-438-4440