Convicted Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee died this morning at a Baton Rouge hospital.
He was taken from Angola, where he was on death row, to the hospital this past weekend for an undisclosed medical condition.
Lee was convicted in 2004 of murdering two women, Charlotte Murray Pace and Geralyn Barr Desoto.
His DNA was linked to the deaths of five other women in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas between 1998 and 2003.
From the KLFY archives, News 10’s Lydia Magallanes recaps the story of Lee’s only surviving victim.WARNING: what you’re about to read may be disturbing to some viewers.
Derrick Todd Lee’s vicious attacks spanned 5 years.
His DNA was linked to the disappearance and deaths of at least eight women in South Louisiana.
But the ninth victim, an Acadiana woman, lived to tell her story.
On July 9, 2002, Lee knocked on the door of Dianne Alexander’s rural St. Martin Parish home asking for directions.
He would then brutally attack her. Pictures were taken at the hospital and offer a glimpse of the horror lee inflicted on his victims.
Alexander spoke exclusively to KLFY in 2014 saying,
“I can’t say how many times he hit me all I remember was one force hit to the forehead and that was it for me.”
She miraculously survived because her son returned home from school.
Alexander said Lee ran out the back door when he heard her son pull up outside,
“I had my air conditioner on and he turned it off so it could alert him if anyone would show up.”
In April of 2014, Alexander released a book called ‘Divine Justice’ where she details her face to face encounter with the Baton Rouge serial killer.
We spoke to the father of another victim from Acadiana, Trineisha Dene Colomb.
Trineisha Colomb was found dead in Lafayette Parish in November of 2002.
Sterling Colomb says even though his daughter’s killer is gone, it doesn’t bring her back.
But he does feel some sort of closure.