Klamath Falls, Ore. – A Klamath Falls woman is sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison in connection with a homicide, and for assaulting two people in their sleep with a knife.
32 year old Lisa Ann Marie Gunn was sentenced Friday afternoon for 27 1/2 years in prison.
Gunn pleaded ‘no contest’ to manslaughter charges last month for shooting and killing Arnulfo Panuco Anzaldo.
The shooting took place in Veteran’s Memorial Park in April of 2016.
The victim’s son, A.J. Panuco, addressed the court by phone.
‘What you left is a huge void that we’ll never be able to fill,” said Panuco. “And my son, and my brother’s son will never be able to have their grandfather in their lives the way we did.”
Gunn also pleaded to assault, and attempted assault charges, for attacking Chris Holmgren and Angela Nash with a knife as they slept in June of 2016 – a case that was previously unsolved.
“The assault case has been under investigation.” Said prosecutor Victoria Roe of the Oregon Department of Justice. “And Miss Gunn was a suspect in that case. So when we had the settlement conference, we wrapped that up with the plea negotiations, so that those victims would have closure as well.”
Gunn expressed remorse for her actions. “I am very sorry…I am very sorry for this whole thing.”
Judge Marci Adkisson spoke to Gunn: “I think that you will do better to not blame everyone else for where you’re at today, and circumstances of your life – because that just makes it worse for you.”
Gunn was also ordered to pay nearly $4,000 to the Panuco family to help cover funeral expenses.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.