PACE Charlotte Murray
LA Baton Rouge
The 22-year-old Baton Rouge resident was found dead by her roommate at their Sharlo Avenue home on May 31, 2002. Pace, a Mississippi native, had graduated from LSU’s MBA program a week before her death. She was scheduled to begin work in August in Atlanta with prominent consulting firm Deloitte and Touche. Her death was brutal. Investigators have testified in pre-trial hearings that she was sexually assaulted, stabbed 81 times and beaten, possibly with a clothes iron. Lee was linked to the crime from DNA extracted from semen found on Pace’s body. Investigators believe Pace had just returned home when the attack occurred and had been eating lunch.