Idaho man who killed three sentenced to life

Posted at 1:17 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 15:17:35-04

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- A Moscow man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2015 shooting deaths of three people and the wounding of a four.

30-year-old John Lee will spend the rest of his life in prison after he was sentenced Tuesday for the shooting spree.

Judge John R. Stegner handed down the sentence in Latah County 2nd District Court.

Lee will serve life sentences for first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of his adoptive mother, 61-year-old Terri L. Grzebielski (Gruh-bil'-ski); his landlord, 76-year-old David M. Trail; and restaurant manager Belinda G. Niebuhr, 47.

Lee received a sentence of 15 years for aggravated assault in the wounding of Michael M.M. Chin, 40, of Seattle.

In March, Lee told the court he was experiencing "paranoid thoughts" and "voices" at the time of the shootings.