SUSPECT IN CORWIN MURDER COULD FACE DEATH PENALTY, EVIDENCE REVEALED

SUSPECT IN CORWIN MURDER COULD FACE DEATH PENALTY, EVIDENCE REVEALED

The man accused of killing Erin Corwin, the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, made his first appearance in court yesterday in Anchorage, Alaska, his home state. The state of Alaska charged Christopher Lee, 24, a former Marine and neighbor of Erin and Jonathan Corwin in Twentynine Palms, as being a fugitive from justice and the court set his bail at $2 million. Meanwhile, in California, San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos said Lee will be charged with Corwin’s murder with special circumstances of “lying in wait,” which if convicted, means he will be sentenced to either life without parole or the death penalty. Corwin’s body was discovered Saturday afternoon, at the bottom of a 140-foot mine shaft in the Rose of Peru mine, east of Twentynine Palms, and recovered Sunday. Lee’s arrest warrant states that he conducted Internet searches—and also asked someone—on how to dispose of a human body. According to the arrest warrant, investigators recovered at the mine shaft bullet casings and rebar that matched bullet casings and rebar found in Lee’s car and at his residence, along with other evidence. The Alaska Dispatch News reported that Lee asked to speak with his attorney—who practices in California—before making a decision on extradition to California. Ramos said depending on whether Lee waives extradition, his return to California could be in just a few days, or up to four to five weeks. In addition, Ramos told a Los Angeles radio station that Lee’s wife, Nicole Lee, is a “person of interest.” The Sheriff’s Department is investigating to determine if Nicole Lee helped her husband with the murder or conceal it afterward.

5 comments to SUSPECT IN CORWIN MURDER COULD FACE DEATH PENALTY, EVIDENCE REVEALED

  • Nate

    What a foolish decision to commit murder. One mistake compounded to create more foolish decisions. Many lives ruined.

  • Donna Bowling

    I hope finding her will allow the young lady’s family to find closure as to where she is. But nothing can end the horrible suffering they will endure for the rest of their lives. Such a coward’s way out of a situation they caused & created. Criminal Justice System, do your thing!

  • james

    very sad indeed how anybody could do that type of thing in the first place I don’t understand especially with somebody you were intimate with my prayers go out to Erin’s family what a horrible tragedy he also ruined his life probably his wife’s life his family’s life all for nothing

  • Jack Frost

    Where exactly are these mines? Out by amboy? Like where the salt rocks are?

  • Sam

    Mrs. Corwin’s body was found in the Rose of Peru mine,which I believe is located off the OK Mine Road in the Rose of Peru Mining District. The Rose of Peru was a gold mine, I am told. The name Rose for the rosy quartz that is found with gold and Peru referencing the mountain of gold that was stolen from Peru by the Spaniards.

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