Fired Ada County Jail Deputy Michael James Lee has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting his wife, fatally stabbing his mother, Lynn Marie Blake, and assaulting the woman who lived with his mother on January 4th, 2011. Pleading guilty to murder, kidnapping and a battery charge will allow Lee to avoid the death penalty. He was originally charged with multiple felony charges — including first degree murder, second degree kidnapping, rape, aggravated assault, battery, and use of a deadly weapon during a crime. He worked as a deputy until 2010. This information is brief because Michael Lee's crimes were so vicious that it will only hurt those involved to read the details again.
“Our hearts are broken and we have a huge void in our lives. Lynn’s whole life was her children and grandchildren. She had a huge heart! She was funny and smart. Lynn was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. She was an amazing woman! Lynn has always been and always will be a very important part of our lives. We are so grateful that her daughter-in-law was able to escape from the trunk of the car. Had she not, we fear more lives would have been lost. She is our hero! We wish to sincerely thank our friends, neighbors, and citizens of our community for their support and love during this tragic time. We want to thank the Ada County deputies and detectives for their quick response and wonderful support. We thank the Ada County paramedics and Saint Alphonsus (Regional Medical Center employees) for their valiant efforts to save our beloved Lynn. She will be missed. Please continue to pray for our family.
SENTENCING FOR CONFESSED KILLER MICHAEL JAMES LEE DELAYED UNTIL OCTOBER
BY Patrick Orr
August 5, 2011
[Excerpts] Michael James Lee will find out in October how long he will go to prison for a brutal crime spree that culminated with the stabbing death of his mother last winter. Lee was originally scheduled for sentencing Aug. 31 by 4th District Judge Patrick Owen on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and felony battery, but that hearing is now delayed until Oct. 26 so Lee can get a mental health evaluation done first. Lee pleaded guilty... "I went there with the intention to take her life, and I did," Lee told Owen in May. Lee also admitted that he raped and kidnapped his wife and battered Blake's roommate. In exchange, Ada County prosecutors dropped charges of rape, aggravated assault and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. Prosecutors have agreed they won't seek a fixed life sentence, which means the 24-year-old Lee could one day be allowed out on parole. Ada County sheriff's deputies say that on Jan.4 Lee tied up and raped his wife at their Meridian apartment; placed her, still bound, in the trunk of his car; grabbed the couple's 4-month-old daughter; and drove to his mother's home in Eagle. While Lee and the baby were in the house, Lee's wife managed to get out of the trunk of the car and go to a neighbor's home for help, Eagle police arrived around the same time the roommate was able to escape from Lee, grab the baby and run out of the house. Prosecutors say Blake's roommate suffered torn eye muscles during the attack, and she continues to heal. Lee has not said publicly what motivated the vicious crime spree. Lee is being held with no bond in the Ada County Jail, where he briefly worked as a guard for the sheriff's office.
MAN WHO KILLED MOTHER, KIDNAPPED WIFE, SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON
October 26, 2011
[Excerpts] The Meridian man who killed his mother and kidnapped his wife was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole... The judge sentenced Lee to life in prison for the first degree murder charge. Twenty-five years of that sentence are fixed. For the kidnapping charge, he was sentenced to seven years fixed. He will be eligible for parole after 32 years. It's a sentence family of the victim, 46-year-old Lynn Blake, said they were satisfied with. "I knew from the beginning there would be no justice. You could sentence him for up to 400 years and I wouldn't call it justice -- it's basically, if you take the phrase an eye for an eye -- the eye that he took is so much more vast than anything that he as to offer in retribution," said David Lee, Lynn Blake's brother...
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Lynn Marie BlakeReplyDelete
BE STRONG. SPEAK TRUE. SPREAD THE PEACE.
Our beloved Lynn was taken from our lives on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. She was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on June 9, 1964 to Dennis and Helen Lee.
As a child Lynn and her family moved from New York to California but Lynn was always a New Yorker at heart.
Lynn married David A. Blake on March 28, 1988. They were together for 7 years. She cherished her children and grandchildren. They were her life. Lynn’s cell phone was filled with pictures of her grandchildren and she was always showing them to her friends and strangers wherever she went. She was such a proud grandma!
Lynn was a true football fan. Her favorite team was the New York Giants. She also loved cheering for our BSU Broncos. Lynn enjoyed riding her Harley Davidson. Her heart and smile were bigger than life. She was the kindest person that would do anything for you.
Lynn is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Lynn; her grandchildren Ian Lucas “THE GRANDMA’S GUY”, and Emma Lynn “THE GRANDMA’S PRINCESS”; her mother, Helen Lee (Sequim, WA); Lisa Cline, soulmate, best friend and the love of Lynn’s life; sister Karen Ann and brother-in-law, Kevin (Alaska); brother, Dave Lee (San Jose, CA); Miss V; sister Peg; sister, Duffy and brother-in-law, Al; brother, David and sister-in-law, Coleen; daughter-in-law Kaila; nieces and nephews: Christin Ann, Alicia Ann, David, Corey, Sarah, Zach and Benny; very favorite cousins Tom and John, numerous other favorite cousins, and her son, Michael Lee. Lynn was preceded in death by her father Dennis Lee and brother, James Robert Lee.
We would like to thank friends, neighbors, and the community for their outpouring of love, prayers and support. Additionally, we thank the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Ada County Paramedics, and St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (Boise and Eagle) for their outstanding work.
Lynn loved animals and she and Lisa were planning a trip to Africa this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the San Diego Zoo. www.sandiegozoo.org in Lynn Blake’s name.
A viewing for friends and family will be held on Sunday, from 5-7 pm. The funeral will be on Monday at 11 am. Both the viewing and funeral will be held at Summers Funeral Home, Boise Chapel, 1205 W. Bannock Street, Boise. All attending are encouraged to wear their favorite New York Giants or BSU Bronco attire.
You are my sunshine my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray, you never know dear how much I love you, please don’t take my sunshine away.
As Lynn always said, “I LOVE YOUR FACE!” Lynn, we miss you so much and you are in our hearts forever.
By the way, my love, “O”.