Derrick Todd Lee, also known as the Baton Rouge Serial Killer, prowled communities of south Louisiana for years before his capture and eventual conviction in two of at least seven cases of rape and murder of women in 2002 and 2003. At age 17 Lee was arrested for being a Peeping Tom, but even though he was a high school drop out with multiple complaints and arrests, he managed to stay out of going to a juvenile detention home.
Derrick Todd Lee stayed on the move. In the 10 years that it is known that he was raping and killing women, he was also constantly changing jobs, moving to different cities in south Louisiana and doing time in and out of prison. It was not until he focused on areas around LSU and left the bodies of two of his victims at a boat launch at Whiskey Bay that investigators moved from solving murders to looking for a serial killer.
Lawyers for Derrick Todd Lee must file an appeal by today in his death sentence.
Lee’s lawyers had been granted previous extensions but were told it’s time to move on when they asked for another extension last week.
Lee was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Charlotte Murray Pace in 2002. He is also serving a life sentence in the slaying of Geralyn DeSoto, also in 2002.
He is suspected of killing seven women from South Louisiana from 1998-2003.
This guy’s been crazy since he was a kid.