Convicted Murderer Robert Lee Arrested For Violating Parole

The man who murdered a Bloomington woman 26 years ago was arrested for catching a ride with someone back to his work release site.

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Photo: Indiana Department of Corrections

Robert E. Lee served 25 years of a 60-year sentence for a brutal murder.

Convicted murderer Robert Lee has been arrested on charges of violating his parole. Lee, who was convicted of brutally murdering a Bloomington woman more than 25 years ago, has been living at a work release site in South Bend until the Indiana Department of Correctionscould find him a more permanent living situation.

The DOC says Lee got a ride back to the work release center and that is a technical violation of his parole.

DOC spokesman Doug Garrison says Lee is being monitored more closely than most other parolees.

“He, unlike many others, does have GPS monitoring so we know where he constantly,” Garrison says. “We’re able to monitor where he is on a constant basis. That would be considered fairly restricted.”

Lee is in the St. Joseph County jail and will soon be scheduled for a hearing before a parole board to determine whether he did in fact violate his parole, and, if so, what the appropriate punishment would be.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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  • Jack_M_eoph

    Catching a ride back to the work release center does not sound like it should be an offence or violation. Is there something not reported that makes this significant.
    So much conventional media just regurgitates up what they are told by “authorities”.
    I would hope that IU would actually investigate & be appropriately informative rather than just get something ‘out’ first. They do have a journalism school don’t they?

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