Judge sentences man to life after pleading guilty to stabbing ex-girlfriend to death

A Franklin County judge has sentenced a man to life with the possibility of parole for stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death.

Tyrone Lauderdale plead guilty to killing 44-year-old Ranae Baxter at her Westerville home in June 2019.

“Lauderdale made numerous phone calls to family members confessing to the crime," Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said.

O'Brien said Lauderdale was convicted of violating a protection order Baxter had against him since 2018.

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