A North Carolina man has been sentenced to more than a dozen years of imprisonment for killing a man who tried to help him out during a snowstorm. The man opened fire on a group of good Samaritans trying to help him after his car got stuck in the snow.
Marvin Jacob Lee, 29, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle. According to a news release from the district attorney, Lee was sentenced to between 14 and 19 years of imprisonment.
The defendant’s lawyer, Victoria Jayne, said he will be credited for the two years he spent in jail awaiting trial.
According to investigators, the group of would-be helpers believed that Lee was heavily intoxicated, so they tried to help him by taking away his car keys and calling authorities, which caused Lee to become belligerent.