The man convicted of helping his sister murder an Omaha woman has been sentenced to 65 to 100 years behind bars.
Gary Lee was sentenced to 50 to 80 years for second degree murder, 10 years for use of a weapon to commit a felony, and five to 10 years for perjury. Lee will receive credit for 601 days already served; he will be eligible for parole in 32 and a half years.
In court Tuesday, Lee apologized to the victim's family, as well as the court, for lying on the stand. He had faced up to 20 years for perjury.
Lee cut a deal with prosecutors, in exchange for his testimony during the trial of his sister, Monique Lee.
During her first trial, Gary Lee told the jury that the victim, Karen Jenkins, was showing him an apartment, at 40th and Ames, when Monique ran in and attacked Jenkins. Lee said, "Karen is yelling at Monique to get off of her and then asks me for help." Lee testified that he held Jenkins' legs until she stopped moving.
Monique Lee has also been convicted in the murder. She is expected to be sentenced in November.