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Lee headed to prison for three years

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The man convicted of killing four teens when he crashed a stolen car is going to prison on another charge involving a stolen car.

Herbert Lee Junior and another defendant, 19-year-old Charles Young, were in court Tuesday, on charges of receiving stolen property.

Police arrested 20-year-old Lee in July of 2012 after they found him behind the wheel of a 2012 Camaro in the parking lot of the J & M Food Mart in Louisville's West End.

Police say the rental car had been stolen from the airport.

Lee was recently released from prison after being convicted of killing four teens in a 2008 crash in another stolen car where he fled from police and crashed into a tree.

Lee and Young both entered voluntary guilty pleas for the receiving stolen property and other charges.  Judge Barry Willett sentenced both of them in court on Tuesday.

The judge could have sent Lee back to jail for 10 years for violating his probation in that case, but instead he will serve only three years.  He was given three years for a Class D Felony Charge: receiving stolen property greater than $500.  This was amended from the original Class C Felony charge: receiving stolen property greater than $10,000.

Lee was also charged with operating on a suspended license, a misdemeanor charge, for which he was given 90 days in a county jail.  Because the sentences will be served concurrently, Lee will serve three years in the state penitentiary.  He has waived any motion for probation.

Young's charge of receiving stolen property was dismissed.  He was also charged with possession of marijuana, for which he was sentenced to a 2-year conditional release.  He will have to go to jail for at least 45 days if he gets into any kind of trouble within that period.


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