BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - South Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee was denied a new trial Tuesday in the 2002 killing of LSU graduate student Charlotte Murray Pace.
In 2004, he was sentenced to death in the first-degree murder of 22-year-old Charlotte Murray Pace. Lee and his defense attorneys listed about 28 reasons why he should have a new trial.
District Judge Richard Anderson of the 19th JDC denied the claims. If Lee and his attorneys appeal Judge Anderson's ruling, the case will go before the Louisiana Supreme Court for review.
Lee is suspected of killing seven women between 1998 and 2003. The other murders include Geralyn Bar DeSoto, Pam Kinamore, Gina Wilson Green, Carrie Lynn Yoder and Trineisha Dene' Colomb.
Lee was also convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in the January 2002 killing of DeSoto. Prosecutors believe Lee also killed Randi Mebruer from Zachary, LA.