On February 23rd, 2014, Christine and Lucy Lee were brutally murdered on their family farm. Someone was convicted, but now Stacey Banner, Christine's daughter, is looking for answers from the police.
In a chilling 911 call, Lucy Lee called police to let them know her mother had been shot. She knew exactly who had done it, too.
"He's just shot my mom! John Lowe!" Lucy screamed as she ran. The emergency line operator told her to run, but Lucy knew she couldn't just leave her mom alone.
“Please get here! I’m going to go back for him," she cried. "Bye. I don’t know if I’m going to be alive if I go back in there.”
And those were the last words she ever spoke. When police arrived, they found Christine Lee laying on the ground with fatal shotgun wounds to the head and back. Lying less than a foot away from her was Lucy, who had been shot in the chest. The four family dogs were also found murdered.
John Lowe, Lucy's husband, was arrested immediately when police arrived on scene. Lowe said it was all an accident, blaming his arthritis for him holding the gun incorrectly. He said the “ludicrous” way he held the gun caused it to go off three times.
However, Lowe slowly began changing his story.
"[The women] had to be put down, there was nothing else I could do," he told police. "I am not sorry. I am out of the problem. They are causing me problems every day."
As for the dogs, it seemed like Lowe felt more remorse for them than the women.
“I am sorry I put the dogs down but I couldn't leave them to anyone else to look after," he confessed to police.
John Lowe, 82 at the time, was sentenced to a minimum of 25 years in prison for the murders. During the trial, the prosecution commended Lucy Lee for her bravery, saying "Anyone involved in this case cannot fail to have been moved by the extraordinary courage shown by Lucy Lee.”
Stacey Banner, Christine's daughter and Lucy's sister, also had nothing but kind words for her late family members.
"Christine and Lucy put the needs of others first, my sister had a heart of gold and was full of life," Banner said. "Lucy believed in protecting life and being kind to others."
But despite Lowe's conviction and imprisonment, Banner believes there's another group of people at fault for the murder of her family members: the police.