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Aaron Shields family talks about verdict in Herbert Lee trial

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By Marisela Burgos - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Just days after learning Herbert Lee will be sentenced as a juvenile, Aaron Shields' family shared their mixed emotions.

On Friday, Judge Mitch Perry scheduled a December 3 sentencing hearing. Judge Perry says, by law, Herbert Lee has to be treated as a juvenile and not as an adult, after a jury convicted him on a lesser charge than murder.

Lee has been behind bars and will remain there at least until his sentencing hearing. Since Lee will be sentenced as a juvenile, he could walk free in a couple of months.

In December 2008, Lee led police on a chase in a stolen car, then crashed into a tree killing his 4 passengers - Aaron Shields and brothers Demar, Jamar and Marc Claybrooks.

On Sunday, Aaron Shields' family took flowers to his gravesite at Evergreen Cemetery.

Aaron's older sister, Alisha Conn, says she has not forgiven Lee for the 2008 crash. She says one day she hopes she can.

Aaron's mom, Robin, says she didn't want to see Lee spend a long time in jail but, she feels the judicial system pats kids on the arm and let's them go. She says she has her faith to get her through this.

"I want Herbert Lee's family to know I pray for them every day and every night and I never want to see another family go through what mine and Mr. Hampton's family have went through," said Robin Shields.

Lee was also found guilty of fleeing and evading police, operating a motor vehicle without a license, and receiving stolen property. He will be back in court for sentencing in December.

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