NC Mother Pleads Guilty In Son's Death

The Associated Press reports Robin Lee of Cabarrus County pleaded guilty in Concord on Thursday to second degree murder, felony child abuse and delivering drugs to a child. She was sentenced to between 25 years and 32 years in prison.

Police say Lee tried to kill her two children and herself with prescription drugs.

Phillip Lee was found dead on September 1st. Investigators say he died from an overdose of methadone.

His 13-year-old brother, Alex Martinez, called 911 after finding his brother dead and his mother unresponsive. Martinez says his mother had awakened him earlier and told him to take three pills for nausea.


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  • by Thomas Location: Columbia on Dec 8, 2009 at 04:42 PM
    The story will read: Mother receives 25 to 35 years for killing her son. Eligible for parole in approx. 18 to 20 years. It should read mother receives death penalty for killing son !!
  • by Wow Location: Greenville on Dec 4, 2009 at 01:18 PM
    To think that a mother would do that to her children is sick. Some people shouldn't be allowed to have children... I believe you should have to take parenting classes the moment you find out you pregnant to prepare yourself for the struggles you go through with child rearing. She should be having to serve a death sentence for killing her own innocent child. What is wrong with people these days? You can't take care of your kids or don't want them anymore. Social Services will gladly help find your children a home where they will be taken care of.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 4, 2009 at 08:47 AM
    Graet Post Oh No! espicially the last part.
  • by Oh No! Location: Greenville on Dec 4, 2009 at 07:51 AM
    Why wasn't the mother charged with "attempted murder"? She knowingly wanted to kill the other child, who happened to fortunately live through this. I also can't believe she did not get life for killing an innocent child. She should have gotten LIFE in prison...if the state officials are worried about running out of money/space for people being sentenced to life in prison for killing someone, then freakin' SHOOT and kill the murderes to begin with! PROBLEM SOLVED! It's not rocket science.
  • by mom on Dec 4, 2009 at 05:32 AM
    she doesn't get long at all for killing her child. God will make sure she pays!!!
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