SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.– A former Marine was sentenced today for the 2014 murder of 19-year-old Erin Corwin.
Christopher Brandon Lee, 27, was sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole.
On Nov. 3, Lee was found guilty of one felony count of murder with jurors finding true a sentencing enhancement of having intentionally killed the victim by means of lying in wait.
Erin Corwin’s body was found in an abandoned mineshaft outside of Twentynine Palms on Aug. 16, 2014.
This case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Sean Daugherty, who is a member of the Major Crimes Unit. The case was investigated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
“Today we were able to achieve justice not only for Erin but her family and friends,” said Daugherty.