Convicted serial killer Derrick Todd Lee cause of death released

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ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (WGNO) – The West Feliciana Parish Coroner’s office has released the cause of death for convicted serial killer, Derrick Todd Lee.

According to the coroner’s office, Lee died of heart disease on January 21, several days after being moved from Angola State Prison’s death row to a nearby hospital.

Lee was convicted of killing two women in 2002.

He received a sentence of life in prison for the murder of 21-year-old Geralyn Desoto and got the death penalty for the murder of Charlotte Murray Pace.

Lee was connected to the murder of 5 other women between 1988-2003, but he was never tried for those crimes.

An autopsy was performed on Lee’s body, but the corner’s office says it won’t release any other information on Lee’s death at this time.