“Cold Blooded Killer”: LeCou sentenced to 300-years, no parole

Eleanor Guerrero
CCN Senior Reporter

Photo by Eleanor Guerrero Roberts James LeCou received a 300-year sentence in Carbon County District Court on Friday, Oct. 20.

Robert James LeCou was sentenced on Friday, Oct. 20 at Carbon County District Courthouse in Red Lodge to a total of 300 years without no term suspended and no right to parole for the three murders of Lloyd Lamb, Sharon Hill Lamb and Karen Hill Lecou on April 5, 2016 in Belfry.

Judge Blair Jones expressed sympathy for the relatives of the deceased for their “unbelievable and extraordinary” loss and expressed some emotional response of his own spoke directly to LeCou stating, “In almost 20 years on the bench, I’ve never seen such horrifying, violent, cowardly and unconscionable conduct than you have committed.
Jones called it “unexplainable and horrific” finding LeCou “homicidal” and society in need of protection.

County Attorney Alex Nixon called the murders “vicious and useless.”

In the packed courtroom, the State presented a line of victim impact statements, often emotional and even at times, in tears. Muffled sobs could often be heard as the statements were made. Jones said the statements “said quite a lot.”

Unbelievable”, was the conclusion of Jones, a sentiment that was oft repeated as numerous family members of the victims of LeCou personally gave or had read, their statements.

Manda Browning of Tri-County Victim/Witness program read statements by Lloyd Lamb’s son, Lance, his nephew, Ward Rosdiuk and Lamb’s daughter-in-law, Jenya Lamb. LeCou was called a “Cold blooded killer” and Jenya asked “Why?” answering her own question that there was “absolutely no excuse or reason.”

Full story Thursday, Oct. 26.


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