Man pleads guilty to murder, rape charges

TxDPS Sex Offender Registry
POSTED: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 2:29pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:29pm

A registered sex offender accused of killing his girlfriend, raping her granddaughter and then being involved in a lengthy standoff with Caldwell police has pleaded guilty in court.

52-year-old Edward Clinton Lee will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the June 2012 murder of his longtime girlfriend.

Police say after he shot and killed her, he then raped her granddaughter for several hours until she was able to escape from the house.

Lee barricaded himself inside the home for several hours and then eventually turned himself into authorities.

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