Derrick Todd Lee

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Derrick Todd Lee (November 5, 1968 – January 21, 2016) was a convicted American serial killer, nicknamed the Baton Rouge Serial Killer.[1] He was born in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

He was linked by DNA to the deaths of seven women in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas in Louisiana, and in 2004 was convicted, in separate trials, of the murders of Geralyn DeSoto and Charlotte Murray Pace.[2] The Pace trial resulted in a death sentence. Newspapers have suggested Lee can be linked to other unsolved murders in the area, but the police lacked DNA evidence to prove these connections.

Lee died on January 21, 2016 at the age of 47, of an undisclosed medical condition at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in the West Feliciana Parish, while awaiting execution.[3]

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  1. Bell, Rachael. "Derrick Todd Lee, Baton Rouge Serial Killer". Crime Library. truTV. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  2. "Louisiana Serial Killer Derrick Todd Lee Dies". Retrieved 2015-01-21.
  3. "Officials confirm convicted serial killer Derrick Todd Lee has died". Archived from the original on February 13, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2016.

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