CARY, N.C. (WTVD) --Newly-released search warrants allege a Cary man kept his mother's body on ice in her bathtub for nearly a week before he confessed to murdering her and his girlfriend.
Brandon Lee, 34, is in the Wake County Detention Center without bond, facing murder charges in the deaths of his mom Christa Lee, 58, and his girlfriend, Krystal Hylton, 28.
In a 911 call on the afternoon of Dec. 20, Lee confessed to strangling both women in their homes.
"How did you do it?" the 911 dispatcher asked when Lee said he killed his mom nearly a week earlier.
"She came at me with a knife and then I ended up choking her," he said.
When asked about his girlfriend, Lee said, "My girlfriend was seeing someone else and lying to me and I ended up choking her too."
Lee made the call from Hylton's apartment. He said he strangled her the day before and her body was still lying on the living room floor.
Lee said over the phone, officers would find his mother's body in her bathtub. He said he had gone back to her apartment on Havers Drive earlier that day to feed his dog.
Search warrants show Cary police had to force their way into Christa Lee's bathroom where they found her fully clothed, lying in the bathtub with fresh ice scattered on and around her body.
"I am just destroyed about everything that went down and I want to turn myself in," Lee said when he called 911. "Give me the chair, whatever you need me to do. This is just a terrible tragedy that this happened."
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Warrants also allege Lee used his mom's Volkswagen Passat to get around in the week following her murder. Police said they found it parked outside Hylton's apartment where they arrested Lee as he was on the phone with the dispatcher.
On the same day Lee said he killed his mom, Cary police charged him with trespassing onto Time Warner Cable property in Morrisville and threatening to hurt a man who worked there with Hylton.
Hylton's friends told ABC11 she had just started dating her coworker and that Lee was jealous.
In November, Lee was charged with damaging Hylton's car.
Lee is due in Wake County district court on the charges of murder, Monday Jan. 11.
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