Dept. Of Corrections Finds Murderer A Place In Bloomington

The Department of Corrections has found a place for Robert E. Lee to stay in Bloomington after he is released Saturday.

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Photo: Indiana Department of Corrections

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

The Department of Corrections has found a place for convicted murderer Robert E. Lee to live in Bloomington when he is released from prison Saturday.

Lee served 25 years of a 60 year sentence for brutally murdering a Bloomington woman in 1986. When he gets out of prison DOC spokeswoman Amy Lanum says Lee must serve one year of parole in Bloomington because that’s the last place he lived.

She will not say where he is going when he gets out, but police will monitor him.

“Lee will be under strict supervision by his parole agent as well as on GPS monitoring,” Lanum says. “Even though we aren’t releasing his location, local law enforcement will be aware of where he’ll be living and if he gets a job where he’ll work.”

The DOC was having trouble finding Lee a place to live earlier this week. He was originally going to be housed at a Bloomington shelter that accepts convicted murderers who have served their time in prison, but Backstreet Missions said it could not accept Lee because of the severity of his crime.

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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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208422359 Bonita Ledzius

    This is disgraceful and dangerous! He killed and dismembered a woman, and they think he should be released. He shouldn’t have been given anytime off for his sentence, and even 60 years is too little. I live in Bloomington, and many here are outraged at this. The justice system shows just how little they care about the lives of other people. I don’t care if he is monitored by GPS, because criminals have shown that they can disarm those things and escape them. He should have received the same punishment he gave his victim…then justice would have been served. Instead now they made all of Bloomington his victims. Shameful!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.richards.98096 Joe Richards

    leave up to the assh–es

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