October 7, 2019
While I relish all coalburner deaths, there’s something uniquely satisfying about a devilish half-breed exacting revenge on the slut who spawned him.
A Wake County jury on Thursday found Brandon Lee guilty of first-degree murder of both his mother and his girlfriend.
The defense had pushed to get to Lee off for a lesser charge of manslaughter, but a jury returned two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his mother Christa Lee, 58, and girlfriend Krystal Hylton, 28 in 2015.
Lee was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on both counts.
Lee described the killings, claiming responsibility for them, but insisted he didn’t plan them and isn’t guilty of first-degree murder. Lee said that he was doing his mother’s will when he strangled her.
Lee’s mother’s body stayed in a bathtub with ice for several days. Lee would break into his girlfriend’s apartment as he was convinced she was cheating on him.
They got into a fight and it ended with Lee wrapping his hands around her throat.
“The only person that I wanted to have just a simple conversation with … to tell her that I loved her, I’m sorry for everything that I did, all of that stuff, I couldn’t get that, I couldn’t say that,” Lee recalled Wednesday in court. “She just shut me out, and so I tried, and I just snapped on her, man. I just snapped on her and I blamed her for everything that happened.”
He wrote derogatory terms on her body once she was dead.
Krystal Hylton, left, and his mother Christa Lee (pictured with the Ape King himself).