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Murderer Served Only 13 Years for Killing Girlfriend, and Guess What Happened?

Posted on | March 20, 2015 | 44 Comments

In 1998, Joseph Oberhansley was 17 years old when he killed his girlfriend “just days after she gave birth to their child. He then shot his mother and shot himself. He pleaded guilty and got 15 years in prison. He served 13 and was released in 2012.”

Isn’t that kind of lenient? You shoot two women — including your own mother — and serve only 13 years in prison? After his release, Joseph Oberhansley somehow ended up in Indiana and, in the summer of 2014, he was arrested after he “led local police on a chase from Louisville to Jeffersonville.” For some reason, despite his record of criminal violence, the judge let Oberhansley out on bail on that charge. This decision proved to have deadly consequences for Oberhansley’s ex-girlfriend:

A convicted Indiana killer out on bail allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house and stabbed her to death — before eating her heart, lungs and brain.
Joseph Oberhansley, 33, is accused of trying to force his way into 46-year-old Tammy Jo Blanton’s Jeffersonville home at 3 a.m. Thursday.
Cops were called and he left the scene.
But he then allegedly returned to the home to carry out the brutal crime.
Officers arrived to check on Blanton at 10 a.m. after concerned colleagues dialed 911 because she hadn’t shown up for work.
They found her dead under a tarpaulin in the bathroom’s tub.
She had fatal injuries to her head, neck and torso. A plate and cooking utensils were also found covered in blood and bone.
Her skull had apparently been crushed. Tissue from her body was found in a garbage can.
Oberhansley was still inside the property. He was restrained by officers and then arrested and charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and breaking and entering.
“He further admitted to cooking a section of her brain and eating it,” the arrest report said, according to Wave3.

Sometimes our criminal justice system is . . . just criminal.



44 Responses to “Murderer Served Only 13 Years for Killing Girlfriend, and Guess What Happened?”

  1. Dianna Deeley
    March 20th, 2015 @ 5:50 pm

    Weird story. I wonder what the rest of the story reads like? Just mounting insanity, or hot evil?

  2. trangbang68
    March 20th, 2015 @ 5:53 pm

    That is flat out demonic. When people murder someone they cross lines and open themselves to the Satanic. This monster tapped into the very nature of his father the devil.

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 20th, 2015 @ 6:51 pm

    Instapundit today had a horrifiic story about some woman responding to a Craiglist ad, attacking a pregnant woman and cutting her 7 month old baby out (the mother survived somehow but the baby died).

    There is evil in the world.

    BTW: Murderer Murders Again. I am not suggesting the Clintons are murderers (Vince Foster aside) but do you think they might repeat their past crimes and misdemeanors if voted back in?

  4. Isa
    March 20th, 2015 @ 7:18 pm

    i hope he dies slowly. VERY slowly.

  5. Zimriel
    March 20th, 2015 @ 7:36 pm

    Hey I heard the Kimgleberry, the speedway-bomber who bombs speedways, got his vexatious ass handed to him in court today! Were you a part of that? If so congrats!

  6. Garym
    March 20th, 2015 @ 7:36 pm

    What is it with judges in Indiana making bad decisions?

  7. DeadMessenger
    March 20th, 2015 @ 7:48 pm

    “…do you think they might repeat their past crimes and misdemeanors if voted back in?

    Good question. The answer is yes. Why shouldn’t they? They can do anything they want with complete impunity. But if you committed even 1/10000th of the crimes they’ve committed, your heifer butt would be locked up in federal prison for moootiple life sentences. It’s udderly insane.

  8. Dana
    March 20th, 2015 @ 8:10 pm

    Well, he will: life without parole normally has that result.

  9. Adobe_Walls
    March 20th, 2015 @ 8:12 pm


  10. Adobe_Walls
    March 20th, 2015 @ 8:13 pm


  11. Adobe_Walls
    March 20th, 2015 @ 8:16 pm

    Share please. (gotta link?)

  12. Garym
    March 20th, 2015 @ 8:51 pm

    Ace had a post up about it today. It was the same as RSMs post on Saturday.

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  14. Mike G.
    March 20th, 2015 @ 9:04 pm

    You should be thoroughly denounced for that pundecide.

  15. DeadMessenger
    March 20th, 2015 @ 9:11 pm

    And speaking of murders, this right down the street from my house. We were on our way out to run errands when we saw 10 cop cars, full lights and sirens fly by, followed by at least one ambulance and/or paramedics. By the time we hit the main road, we saw more lights on the way.

    Totally heartbreaking case. I want to blame Florida, but every state is full of psychos now.

  16. Adobe_Walls
    March 20th, 2015 @ 9:11 pm

    I thought you had something on the new case Kimgleberry dropped on the same judge the same or next day.

  17. DeadMessenger
    March 20th, 2015 @ 9:32 pm

    Hahahahaha! Yeah…”pundecide” is a good word for it.

  18. K-Bob
    March 20th, 2015 @ 9:37 pm

    Another reason to live in Texas

  19. M. Thompson
    March 20th, 2015 @ 10:21 pm

    I support your pun-ishment of our favorite heifer.

  20. Kirby McCain
    March 20th, 2015 @ 10:52 pm

    I think I tweeted that one yesterday.

  21. Zimriel
    March 20th, 2015 @ 10:54 pm

    Thanks for the tip. I went back and looked.

    Yes it was Ace who (implicitly) brought me here (because I’m an infrequent visitor, just barely frequent enough to know our host was involved).

    The well-wishes are sincere, though. Probably worth little but sincere.

  22. Kirby McCain
    March 20th, 2015 @ 10:57 pm

    It’s not that people are missing the warning signs. We have an incompetent court system and judges more worried about T times than protecting the public.

  23. DeadMessenger
    March 20th, 2015 @ 11:34 pm

    Hell yeah! You don’t mess with Texas. If Texas was its own country, I’d freakin’ emigrate there in a New York minute.

  24. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 20th, 2015 @ 11:49 pm

    I missed your tweet, but it is horrific.

  25. Matt_SE
    March 21st, 2015 @ 6:13 am

    Own a gun.

  26. JL
    March 21st, 2015 @ 7:03 am

    As they say on 4 chan
    >implying Texas isn’t a country

  27. Squid Hunt
    March 21st, 2015 @ 8:12 am

    It keeps things interesting in an otherwise completely non descript and uneventful state?

  28. Art Deco
    March 21st, 2015 @ 11:57 am

    Vincent Foster committed suicide.

  29. Art Deco
    March 21st, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

    What do you suppose either of these women saw in him?

  30. Art Deco
    March 21st, 2015 @ 12:01 pm

    You have to love it how the media are stenographers for local establishments. The name of the offending judge (who ignored the prosecutor’s recommendations) is not published. No one will ever compel him to answer questions about his behavior.

  31. CGal
    March 21st, 2015 @ 12:58 pm

    Exactly. I want to know the name of the judge. And of whoever sentenced to merely 15 years for double murder before.

  32. CGal
    March 21st, 2015 @ 1:01 pm

    That is absolutely sinister. Who’s going to help you if you have a psycho like that after you?. You should at least have a gun in your house.
    Example of an unjustice system btw. Shameful.

  33. PeterP
    March 21st, 2015 @ 6:54 pm

    It’s okay, though. He wrote a poem when he was in jail.

  34. Quartermaster
    March 21st, 2015 @ 8:33 pm

    It certainly ain’t a justice system.

  35. Quartermaster
    March 21st, 2015 @ 8:34 pm

    A lot of those Psychos write for organizations like the Puffington Post and New York Times.

  36. Quartermaster
    March 21st, 2015 @ 8:36 pm

    There are very serious questions about that.

  37. Quartermaster
    March 21st, 2015 @ 8:37 pm

    Given his new word, he might just choke on the irony of the use of said word.

  38. DeadMessenger
    March 21st, 2015 @ 8:53 pm

    With you there. The only reason I was even on that site was because I was looking for info on what was going on down the block, and Huffpo actually had the Reuters write up at that point. Last time I was on Huffpo, I got so mad I decided I couldn’t ever go there again, on account of the Bible saying that if something causes you to sin you ought to cut it off.

  39. Proof
    March 22nd, 2015 @ 12:12 am

    I lived in Jeffersonville for five years. Pretty quiet little town back in the day.

  40. Daniel Freeman
    March 22nd, 2015 @ 2:09 am

    A drug binge led to his first murder, and he just happened to have a gun in his bag at the time, so I’m going to go out on a limb and guess “supplier/protector.” And he looked good enough.

  41. Art Deco
    March 22nd, 2015 @ 10:06 am

    There is not one serious question about it. The man had been issued prescriptions for anti-depressants by his home town doctor. There were (IIRC) four separate investigations of his death, including one by the U.S. Park Police and one by Kenneth Starr’s office. No one who flogs this horse has come up with a reason anyone would want him dead and his wife and children have not indicated any dissatisfaction with any of the investigations or conclusions to date. There are tens of thousands of suicides every year in the United States. This was one.
    Quit wasting the space inside your head.

  42. Quartermaster
    March 22nd, 2015 @ 11:24 am

    Oh puuuuuuuuuuuuuhleze! I don’t waste time on it, and it doesn’t hurt to say there are serious questions when there are. There was evidence that it was a murder and I doubt it will ever be solved. The “conclusion” it was a suicide is a decision of convenience and nothing else.

  43. VOX
    March 23rd, 2015 @ 11:01 am

    Yes. Vince Foster shot himself in the back of the head execution-style, using an unregistered firearm from which the serial numbers had been removed. Then he wiped the fingerprints off the gun. He then proceeded to roll his own body up in a carpet and leave it in the middle of Fort Marcy Park.

    Clearly, sir, this is a case of suicide, and not, perhaps, someone who knew too much getting rubbed out.

    It’s like the man found stabbed twenty-seven times in the back–clearly, he was cleaning the knife and it went off.

  44. VOX
    March 23rd, 2015 @ 11:11 am

    I wouldn’t get my hopes up. Here’s my prediction: he’s going to get himself another taxpayer-funded slick lawyer and get himself sprung, or at the very least get his sentence reduced, probably to fewer than ten years this time. “Life without parole” never, ever, ever means “life without parole” these days.

    He may even kill again.

    Our “justice system” has been like this for a while now. Those who have strong stomachs may wish to use the Internet to search for information about one Clawvern Jacobs, a Kentucky serial killer who keeps on killing, going to jail for a few years, getting out, and killing some more. You’d think that at some point the relatives of one of his victims would have paid him a visit while he was on parole–but the same judges who keep sending poor misunderstood Clawvern to mental hospitals for six months and then releasing him on parole would sentence “vigilantes” to life in prison or even the death penalty. Currently Mr. Jacobs is serving a “life sentence,” but don’t worry–his lawyers are working like busy little beavers trying to get him released so that he can kill again. And your tax dollars pay for it all.