Judge revokes probation, Herbert Lee heads back to jail


by WHAS11


Posted on July 27, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 2:32 AM

(WHAS11) -- Herbert Lee, the man accused of stealing a car from the airport will serve what was left of his probation at Metro Corrections.

Lee, 20, was on probation for a manslaughter conviction in 2008 when he crashed a stolen car and killed four teenage passengers.

He served a one year sentence for that conviction and was released from jail in December.

Authorities say he will spend 5 months in jail for violating his probation agreement. On Friday, Judge Mitch Perry said, “our course of conduct is very, very troubling to the court,” when talking to Lee. 

Marc Hampton, the father of three of the teen killed, said, “A lot of people are disappointed, because they know this guy was given a second chance.”

The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office said Lee’s punishment is not enough.

“It's unfortunate. It's still a rather small penalty for everything that he did,” Kristi Gray said.

Hampton said Lee’s new charges for allegedly stealing that 2012 Camero is making his family relive a horrific tragedy.

Lee faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on charges of receiving stolen property and operating on a suspended license. A trial is set for March 2013.