Sentence Handed Down In Escambia Murder, Body Burning

July 20, 2012

An Escambia County woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday for her part in the murder of a teen.

Heather Trinee Lee, 30, was one of three people charged with second degree murder for her role in brutally beating and burning 19-year old Audreanna Zimmerman in an Ensley field. Zimmerman lived for 16 days after the attack.

One of her co-defendants, Tina Lasonya Brown, 41, was convicted of first degree murder last month. The jury recommended the death penalty, but the judge could choose to sentence her to life in prison.

Brown’s 19-year old daughter, Britnee Miller, has also pleaded guilty to first degree murder. Her sentencing is set for September.  Miller was a minor at the time of the murdercannot be sentenced to life in prison under a recent ruling from the Supreme Court.


8 Responses to “Sentence Handed Down In Escambia Murder, Body Burning”

  1. Andrea Leigh Ella on November 24th, 2019 10:37 am

    And oh yeah on the bible thumping on it……. God helps those who help themselves and someone should have helped that DA make a better decision like death !!!!

  2. Andrea Leigh Ella on November 24th, 2019 10:37 am

    I was in jail for a minor ticket when I noticed her in my pod…… she was in there for this murder.She had a pair of headphones on as i guess you are allowed to have them if you can afford to buy them in there. What struck me about her was she didnt care one bit about what she had done. She was wearing the headphones dancing around! She needed the death penalty someone messed up !!!!

  3. erica on July 21st, 2012 4:43 pm

    i knew her personally from 10 years ago and she is an evil person! she has along w/ her husband have done nothing their whole lives but sell crack and spit out kid after kid that her mother has always had to take care of. she deserves the death penalty more than anyone but i guess whoever talks first walks! hopefully she will get whats coming to her in prison! 25 years is better than nothing i guess but there shouldnt have been any deals made for god sakes the deceased girl named all of them so what better evidence do u need. evil evil evil evil trash

  4. David Huie Green on July 21st, 2012 11:28 am

    And we hope she does repent (even wish she had repented ere she tortured that poor girl), that doesn’t mean she definitely will.
    Therefore unless she does, it is quite likely brent is right.
    In fact even if she hadn’t commited such a horrible act, repentance is needed to avoid the specified punishment.

  5. cygie on July 20th, 2012 6:36 pm

    @brent: read the Bible, God offers forgiveness when we repent and are truly sorry. Please remove large board from your own eye. Thank You.

  6. brent on July 20th, 2012 4:09 pm

    punishment should fit the crime…burn them, oh wait they are going to burn in the ultmate fire!

  7. David Huie Green on July 20th, 2012 2:40 pm

    Maybe by the time she’s 55 she wo’t burn people alive anymore

  8. 429SCJ on July 20th, 2012 1:34 pm

    The portrait of evil.

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