CHRISTOPHER LEE RETURNED TO CALIFORNIA SUNDAY

CHRISTOPHER LEE RETURNED TO CALIFORNIA SUNDAY

Christopher Lee, the man accused of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms, and dumping her body in a 140-foot mine shaft east of the city, returned to California late Sunday. The 24-year-old murder suspect was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail and is being held without bail. Christopher Lee will be arraigned in Joshua Tree Superior Court Tuesday. Lee, a former Marine who was stationed at the Twentynine Palms Marine Base but moved to Alaska in July after his honorable discharge, was Corwin’s neighbor on the Twentynine Palms Marine Base and her alleged lover. Corwin’s body was discovered by Sheriff’s investigators August 16, and Lee was arrested by Alaska police August 17. If convicted of Erin Corwin’s murder, Lee could be sentenced to life without parole or the death penalty.

4 comments to CHRISTOPHER LEE RETURNED TO CALIFORNIA SUNDAY

  • Donna Christensen

    If he is found guilty of this murder of two people we the military change his honorable discharge since he committed this crime while on active duty?

  • Ottoson

    NDRB (Naval Discharge Review Board) handles change of status of Marine discharges, but my understanding is that a dishonorable discharge can only be handed down by court martial and since this case is being handled in civilian court I’m not sure how that would affect his discharge status. Certainly doesn’t seem right for the guy to have an honorable discharge if he is found guilty of murder.

  • just watchin'

    He was still active duty reserve when he killed her….are the marines going to jump in and prosecute as well?

  • Michel-Palmeri

    No, the military will not intervene in this case and will not recall Lee to active duty – which would be essential to any prosecution. Marines will defer to civilian jurisdiction (California) in this case.

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