MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Parole was denied for a serial killer convicted of murdering two people on Dauphin Island in 1969.

The state opposed several requests by Charles Lee citing his violent temperament and threat to society.

In 1972, Lee confessed to killing Carolyn Burnett and Kit Harrington. According to police records, both victims were beaten and stabbed repeatedly. The female victim was bound, gagged, and left nude.

According to the Mobile County District Attorney's Office, Lee also confessed to two other murders, one in Illinois and another in Wisconsin.

Prosecutors said during his trial, Lee threatened people involved in his arrest and conviction. In 1980, Lee escaped custody and was seen stalking a prosecutor who helped convict him for the murders.

Lee will be up for parole again in 2024.

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