Lee Gets Death Penalty

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Already sentenced to life in prison, Derrick Todd Lee now faces execution in the beating and stabbing death of a 22-year-old woman.

A jury Thursday night rejected claims by defense attorneys that the twice-convicted killer was mentally retarded and ineligible for the death penalty.

Lee was convicted Tuesday for the first-degree murder of Jackson native, Charlotte Murray Pace.

Lee will be formally sentenced to death on Dec. 10.

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