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Herbert Lee strikes plea deal after driving another stolen car

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Herbert Lee chose not to ask for probation and took a plea deal for driving a stolen car in the summer of 2012. Herbert Lee chose not to ask for probation and took a plea deal for driving a stolen car in the summer of 2012.
Lee waived a separate sentencing, acknowledging that he won't ask for probation. Lee waived a separate sentencing, acknowledging that he won't ask for probation.
Marc Hampton's three teenage sons, Jemar, Demar and Marc Claybrooks, and  their friend Aaron Shield died in a crash Lee caused. Marc Hampton's three teenage sons, Jemar, Demar and Marc Claybrooks, and their friend Aaron Shield died in a crash Lee caused.
Hampton had worked hard to forgive Lee for causing his sons' deaths in the 2008 crash. Hampton had worked hard to forgive Lee for causing his sons' deaths in the 2008 crash.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A young man arrested just six months after getting a second chance is headed to prison.

Herbert Lee chose not to ask for probation and took a plea deal for driving a stolen car in the summer of 2012. The deal means a three-year prison sentence.

In a separate incident, Lee fled from police in a stolen car in 2008 and crashed into another vehicle, killing Marc Hampton's three teenage sons, Jemar, Demar and Marc Claybrooks, and their friend Aaron Shield.

Hampton died of a heart attack in the summer of 2012, just weeks after Lee's second arrest.

Hampton had worked hard to forgive Lee for causing his sons' deaths.  Hampton corresponded with Lee while he served his sentence in that case, and the teen promised to try to live a better life once he was released.

"I know he would be disappointed," said Hampton's widow Alsharonda Hampton. "He had Herbert Lee's back if didn't nobody else have it. He really did."

"I would like to believe that the fact that he pled guilty means he's taking responsibility," said Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Kristy Gray. "I can't read his mind to know whether or not he's remorseful. it's inconceivable that somebody who saw the consequences of driving a stolen car and taking four young lives could get behind the wheel of another stolen car."

"I just think that he needs to learn to make better life decisions because the decisions he make affect the whole community," said Hampton.

Lee waived a separate sentencing, acknowledging that he won't ask for probation.

A passenger in the car pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge and was given probation because this was his first offense.

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