SHERIFF HONORS MAN WHO HELPED IN SEARCH FOR ERIN CORWIN

The man who helped the Sheriff’s Department narrow its scope in the search for Erin Corwin nearly two years ago was honored by the County Sheriff’s Department recently. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains why… Doug Billings, a cave and mine expert, was awarded the Sheriff’s Medal for Meritorious Service. The

…View Full Story…

TRIAL FOR FORMER MARINE ACCUSED IN 2014 MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN DELAYED

After hearing motions Tuesday in the murder trial of Christopher Lee, jury selection was scheduled to have begun yesterday for the man accused of murdering 19-year-old Erin Corwin in June of 2014. However, the district attorney turned over new evidence to Lee’s attorney yesterday, which forced a continuance of Lee’s

…View Full Story…

CHRISTOPHER LEE TRIAL DELAYED AGAIN

The murder trial of a former Marine accused of killing his lover has been delayed again. The trial against Christopher Lee, 26, which was supposed to have started today, was postponed to April 11 at a pre-trial hearing Friday. Lee is alleged to have killed Erin Corwin, 19, after he

…View Full Story…

SUSPECTED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT FRIDAY

Christopher Lee, the former Marine accused of killing his lover and neighbor, Erin Corwin, in June 2014, is scheduled to be in a San Bernardino courtroom Friday morning, February 26, for a pre-trial hearing. His trial date is tentatively set for Monday, February 29. On February 11, the court received

…View Full Story…

FORMER MARINE ACCUSED OF MURDERING ANOTHER MARINES WIFE IN COURT FRIDAY

The former Marine accused of killing his next-door neighbor and former lover a year and a half ago was in court again in San Bernardino Friday morning. Christopher Lee’s attorney requested that Judge Glenn Yabuno dismiss the case due to procedural errors in the case. The judge denied the motion.

…View Full Story…

CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT APPEARS IN SAN BERNARDINO COURTROOM

Christopher Lee, accused of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms in June 2014, made his first appearance in a San Bernardino courtroom Thursday morning. Under Judge Glenn Yabuno, Lee’s attorney waived a formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty. Under a series of peremptory challenges filed by the

…View Full Story…

TRIAL FOR CHRISTOPHER LEE, CHARGED IN MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN, MOVED TO SAN BERNARDINO

Christopher Lee—charged with the murder of Erin Corwin—and his attorney were in court again yesterday, to hear if a new judge will be assigned to their case. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… In a Joshua Tree courtroom today, Judge Rodney Cortez followed a court decision handed down by

…View Full Story…

BREAKING NEWS: CHRISTOPHER LEE CASE TRANSFERRED TO SAN BERNARDINO COURT

Christopher Lee and his attorney were in court again today, to hear if a new judge will be assigned to their case. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details…

In a Joshua Tree courtroom today, Judge Rodney Cortez followed a court decision handed down by the Fourth Circuit court of

…View Full Story…

ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT, NO NEW JUDGE…YET

The former Marine accused of killing his on-base neighbor, who he was having an affair with, and dumping her body into an abandoned mine east of Twentynine Palms, was in court yesterday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was in the courtroom as Christopher Lee’s lawyer seeks another judge…

The judge hearing

…View Full Story…

CASE OF ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE CONTINUED AGAIN

The judge hearing the case of accused murderer Christopher Lee did not reassign the case to another judge today, despite a court opinion issued earlier this month by the Court of Appeals that his lawyer’s request for a new judge was timely. Lee’s attorney David Kaloyanides had requested a change

…View Full Story…

FORMER MARINE ACCUSED IN MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN GETS NEW JUDGE

The court case of the former Twentynine Palms Marine accused of killing his former lover and dumping her body down a mine shaft, will continue under a different judge. On Tuesday, the Fourth District Court of Appeals granted a peremptory challenge by Christopher Lee’s attorney to change judges. In April,

…View Full Story…

ACCUSED MURDERER OF ERIN CORWIN IN COURT BRIEFLY YESTERDAY

In an appearance that was over almost as soon as it began Tuesday morning, Christopher Lee’s next court appearance was continued until July 27. In April, Lee’s lawyer filed a peremptory challenge against Judge Rodney Cortez, asking that the case be heard by Judge Bert Swift. Lee’s case was temporarily

…View Full Story…

CHRISTOPHER LEE COURT CASE CONTINUED AGAIN

In an appearance that was over almost as soon as it began Tuesday morning, Christopher Lee’s next court appearance was continued until July 27. In April, Lee’s lawyer had filed a peremptory challenge against Judge Rodney Cortez, asking that the case be heard by Judge Bert Swift. Lee’s case was

…View Full Story…

CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER CASE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

The high profile murder trial of Christopher Lee, accused of killing Marine wife Erin Corwin and hiding her body in a mine shaft, has been suspended, at least temporarily. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… The court case of Christopher Lee, the man accused of killing Erin Corwin, his former lover

…View Full Story…

ACCUSED MURDERER PLEADS NOT GUILTY YESTERDAY

Accused murderer Christopher Lee was in court again yesterday, pleading not guilty to charges that he killed his lover, 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms last June. Lee was formally arraigned on the murder charges three weeks ago, and yesterday’s court appearance was a formality for him to plead not

…View Full Story…

WOMAN WAS EXPECTING A PROPOSAL, CHRISTOPHER LEE HELD TO ANSWER

Erin Corwin’s best friend testified in Joshua Tree Superior Court yesterday that Corwin’s lover had arranged a secret special day in the desert for just the two of them, one that Corwin hoped would end with a marriage proposal and plans for the two of them to move to Alaska.

…View Full Story…

ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT, EVIDENCE ARGUED

Dressed in dark green jail scrubs, and in handcuffs and leg irons, accused murderer 25-year-old Christopher Lee was in a busy Joshua Tree courtroom yesterday morning for a pre-preliminary conference. Lee is accused of murdering Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms last summer and dumping her body in a mine

…View Full Story…

ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT TODAY, TOMORROW

Christopher Lee, accused of killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms last summer, is scheduled to be in court today and tomorrow. The prosecution and defense lawyers are expected to present their motions, and evidence and testimony to convince the judge there is probable cause to hold Lee for trial

…View Full Story…

ACCUSED KILLER OF ERIN CORWIN IN COURT, DEATH PENALTY STILL CONSIDERED

Wearing handcuffs and an extra-large green jumpsuit, Christopher Lee made another appearance in Joshua Tree Superior Court Tuesday morning. His time before Judge Rodney Cortez was short—just long enough for his attorney to request a date in March for a preliminary hearing. Prosecutor Sean Daugherty told the judge the district

…View Full Story…

BODY OF ERIN CORWIN RETURNED TO FAMILY, VENUE CHANGE POSSIBLE

Three and a half months after the body of 19-year-old Erin Corwin was found at the bottom of a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms, a judge has released her body to her family in Tennessee. During a preliminary hearing in September for Christopher Lee—a former Marine who is charged

…View Full Story…