Son of South Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee charged with negligent homicide

November 29, 2018 - 9:01 pm

(WWL.com) - The son of south Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee has been charged with negligent homicide in the shooting death of a 16-year-old East Feliciana High School student. East Feliciana Sheriff Jeff Travis says 19-year-old Dedrick Lee was playing with a gun when it went off killing Valentae Brooks.

"Eventually Dedrick Lee confessed to the homicide, which all of the evidence was consistent with negligent homicide," said Travis.

Travis says investigators reported in the warrant that Lee was remorseful for killing his friend.

Lee's father, Derrick Todd Lee, has been linked to multiple murders across south Louisiana in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Derrick Todd Lee was sentenced to death and died of heart disease in prison in 2016. Travis says Dedrick Lee's father doesn't have an impact in his case.

"It's really irrelevant, because the charges we have on Dedrick Lee, the way the investigation was conducted, all of that would have been the same regardless of who he is," said Travis.

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