A man convicted of attempted murder and attempted voluntary manslaughter was sentenced Friday to 55 years to life in prison.
A Sacramento County jury last month also found Webster Lee, 44, guilty of four counts of assault with a firearm, spousal abuse, false imprisonment, carjacking, robbery, criminal threats, vehicle theft and resisting a police officer by force. In addition, the jury found that he was armed with a shotgun during the offenses and that he personally discharged the shotgun, causing great bodily injury to two victims, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release. He was sentenced by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Helena Gweon.
The charges stem from a February 2014 crime spree that began with a domestic violence incident at a North Sacramento home.
On Feb. 3, 2014, Lee became angry with his wife and brandished a shotgun. He then ordered a female occupant of the apartment in the 2300 block of Oakmont Street to tie up his wife. Over several hours, Lee abused his wife, authorities said. When the female occupant armed herself with a kitchen knife, Lee shot her with the shotgun.
Lee then went upstairs to another apartment and demanded car keys from the residents at gunpoint, threatening to shoot several people. He began to load his wife and the wounded female into the carjacked vehicle before police arrived.
A man who had not been involved in the incident encountered Lee near the side of the driveway, and Lee shot him three times in the back, authorities said.
Lee drove the women to Concord, where he left them on a street corner.
Lee then stole another vehicle and eventually was pulled over on Interstate 80 in Solano County by California Highway Patrol officers. When Lee got out of the vehicle and charged officers, one of the officers shot Lee in an arm. As Lee was receiving medical aid, an in-car video camera captured him attempting to take one officer’s gun from his holster.