Robert Charles Lee Conviction for Serial Rapes in OC and LA County Upheld by High Court

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The good news for a Fullerton man who raped four women in Orange County and six more in Los Angeles County between 1997 and 2006 is that 323 years have been shaved off his prison sentence.

The bad news is that left 441 years remaining--and the California Supreme Court Tuesday refused to review Robert Charles Lee's case.

Robert Charles Lee Gets 764 Years in Prison to Think About the 10 Women He Raped

That means a Sept. 19 ruling by a three-justice panel from the state's Second District Court of Appeal stands. It rejected the defense's contention of insufficient evidence to support Lee's conviction for forcible oral copulation and forcible rape in a 2001 attack and use of a knife in the rape of another woman in 2005.

The appellate justices also reduced Lee's original 764 year prison sentence to 441 years and eight months to life.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Larry P. Fidler imposed the longer sentence in April 2012, a month after jurors found Lee guilty of numerous felony counts related to his raping women in their homes in Brea, Carson, Gardena and LA. One victim was raped twice, most were held at knife-point and some were elderly and disabled.

The defense claimed prosecutors had the wrong man, that some victims described the attacker as a short Hispanic man while Lee is black and 6-foot-1. But Deputy District Attorney Martha Carrillo countered DNA evidence linked Lee to the rapes.

His appeal was based on their being no pattern or commonality between the crimes.

Other than the women being raped in their homes, of course.

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James Stutsman
James Stutsman

Yeah...the faggot ACLU lawyers that made sure that some who have been falsey accused finally got released because of 'Good 'Ol 'Boy' might really like Texas better Mike (^^^)

LesleyAnn Crook
LesleyAnn Crook

looks like we fork out more $ to feed him, let him workout & pay for his cable so he can die in jail comfortably Fuck that nonsense.

Mike MacDuffee
Mike MacDuffee

Its fucking lawyers and the faggot ACLU wasting tax dollars and time on retarded shit. The criminals enjoy their little time going through all this legal crap before they go to prison to live out their shitty life.

Armando Jr Solis
Armando Jr Solis

Just kill them and get it overwith..why keep em in jail if theyre never coming out anyways

Armando Jr Solis
Armando Jr Solis

How retarded is that? Seriously whoever came up with giving someone more than 80 years in prison is a total retard

Eon RosVive
Eon RosVive

too easy......that would be helping him.

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