24-year-old man strangles 53-year-old woman to death with a leather belt during sex
Brewer was found with a leather belt that was tightened around her neck. Her autopsy report states that she died from strangulation while her court documents revealed that she died during sex
William C. Lee, a 24-year-old from Washington is currently facing charges for the first-degree murder of 53-year-old Alisa J Brewer. Brewer was almost 30 years older to Lee and she was found strangled and naked last month in Lee's apartment in West Richland.
According to court documents that were seen by KOMO, Brewer was found with a leather belt that was tightened around her neck. Her autopsy report states that she died from strangulation while her court documents revealed that she died during sex.
Previously Lee was charged for second-degree murder, but the charge changed and increased after the coroner found evidence that supported that claim that this might have been a pre-planned murder.
According to the coroner, the autopsy report revealed that it found significant trauma blows in her head, face and body. Brewer and Lee used to be co-workers for Barnhart Crane & Rigging. The company has a branch office in Richland. Lee was arrested on December 9 after 911 received a call from his apartment in West Richland. It is situated 200 miles east of Portland.
Police and members from the city's SWAT found Lee at his place when they arrived at his property. Cops revealed that Lee also threatened to kill himself after he killed Brewer. KOMO reported that Jared Paulsen, a police officer from West Richland, revealed that it sounded almost like Lee was loading a gun when he was on the phone reporting what happened.
When the Police and SWAT team arrived, they heard a gunshot fired from Lee's home, it was fired at the ceiling. Eventually, Lee exited from his house and was handcuffed and taken into custody from his place. He currently has pleaded not guilty to what he has been charged. Lee's trial is set to happen on May 13 this year.