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What was Lee Everett's sentence?

posted by Crixus on - last edited - Viewed by 1.7K users
Was he convicted of murder or manslaughter and was he on his way to death row or just normal prison,i don't think the game ever specify's although i could be wrong on that.
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  • Since he said he knew about the affair, the court could have decided that it was pre-meditated, and it also got bumped up to 1st degree murder because of the high-profile victim.
  • Riadon;764243 said:
    According to Lee it was.
    If you intend to hurt someone and you end up killing then it's second degree.
  • Rock114;764290 said:
    Since he said he knew about the affair, the court could have decided that it was pre-meditated, and it also got bumped up to 1st degree murder because of the high-profile victim.
    Took the words right out of my mouth.
  • Nuked;764122 said:
    Not all murders are a life sentence. 25 is the fewest you can get in the US for 1st/2nd degree murder. In France 20 is the most you can get. I prefer murderers being locked away.
    Something to also keep in mind is that just because someone gets a life sentence in the U.S., doesn't mean they actually serve it. Standard thinking being that it just isn't worth it to continue keeping some guy in his 60's - 70's behind bars (particularly with the overcrowding in U.S. Prisons). To an extent, it's why the majority of death penalty sentences become life sentences - it's more expensive to execute a guy (what with all the appeals, etc.).

    I prefer a system that works. France has both a lower recidivism rate and murder rate than the U.S. Insofar as actually mitigating crime goes, the U.S. system sucks pretty hard.
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    Rock114;764290 said:
    Since he said he knew about the affair, the court could have decided that it was pre-meditated, and it also got bumped up to 1st degree murder because of the high-profile victim.
    If i remember correctly, Lee said he came back to his house after canceling class and his wife was sleeping with the senator.
  • Nuked;764405 said:
    :mad:

    If i remember correctly, Lee said he came back to his house after canceling class and his wife was sleeping with the senator.
    "It was an accident. I mean, I pretty much already knew about the affair..."
  • CarScar;764409 said:
    "It was an accident. I mean, I pretty much already knew about the affair..."
    Is this during his conversation with the creep?
  • Nuked;764412 said:
    Is this during his conversation with the creep?
    Nope, it was with Carley while walking to the St. John dairy.

    Here's the whole conversation (from memory):

    Lee: "Well... not everyone thinks I'm so trustworthy."
    Carley: "Because of your past? Does anyone else know?"
    Lee: "Larry knows."
    Carley: "Great, that can't be easy."
    Lee: "Clementine... might know. She was there when we were talking in the drugstore and asked me about it. I lied to her but..."
    Carley: "What exactly did happen with the senator?"
    Lee: "It was an accident... I mean, I pretty much knew about the affair."
  • CarScar;764416 said:
    Nope, it was with Carley while walking to the St. John dairy.

    Here's the whole conversation (from memory):

    Lee: "Well... not everyone thinks I'm so trustworthy."
    Carley: "Because of your past? Does anyone else know?"
    Lee: "Larry knows."
    Carley: "Great, that can't be easy."
    Lee: "Clementine... might know. She was there when we were talking in the drugstore and asked me about it. I lied to her but..."
    Carley: "What exactly did happen with the senator?"
    Lee: "It was an accident... I mean, I pretty much knew about the affair."
    If that statement of Lee is true it would mean maybe he tried to beat him up, hurt him or toss him out of the window etc and he died as a result of that.

    that would most likely have been considered voluntary manslaughter if the jury+judge believed him. So either way it's either (second degree) murder or voluntary manslaughter conviction.
  • dubesor;764422 said:
    If that statement of Lee is true it would mean maybe he tried to beat him up, hurt him or toss him out of the window etc and he died as a result of that.

    that would most likely have been considered voluntary manslaughter if the jury+judge believed him. So either way it's either (second degree) murder or voluntary manslaughter conviction.
    It's true, that's assuming the jury and judge believed him. The fact that the game made it a senator that Lee killed seems to insinuate that some corruption occurred in the trial. Biased, if you will.

    I'd imagine defense of provocation would work nicely in this case, assuming Lee played his cards right. Although, as stated by the game, Lee got a life sentence.

    "This is your parent's store; folks around town know the owner's son got himself a life sentence..."
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