Fighting for Justice: serial killer case drags on
POSTED: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:23am
UPDATED: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 9:39am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — It's been over 10 years since one of the most notorious serial killers terrorized South Louisiana. Derrick Todd Lee was convicted of killing 2 women in 2004 but he's been tied to at least four other murders.
While the public never has to see him again, that's not the case for relatives of his victims. After all these years families are still fighting for justice as Lee continues to appeal his convictions.
Ann Pace's daughter Murray was stabbed 83 times with a knife and screwdriver at her Baton Rouge town home on May 31, 2002. Lee raped her as she died. "Had DNA not matched 6 lovely people he would have been let go in a week" says Pace. She believes the Louisiana justice system failed her and other families: "The victims are certainly collateral damage. All of us have no voice at all."
Derrick Todd Lee's murder convictions have been upheld twice by the Louisiana Supreme Court. He hasn't exhausted his state appeals, and after that he'll get a new set of federal appeals.