Here in Greensboro
, on October 4, 2000
, Robert Reid, age 19, was convicted of one count first degree murder
, as well as kidnapping
, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon
, and robbery with a dangerous weapon
in the murder trial of Ed LeBrun.
The sentence hearing now begins, Reid will either receive life in jail plus 100 years or the death penalty.
The account is quite grisly. Reid, who believed that he was Shinobi, was accompanied by two others at the home of Ed LeBrun. Reid injected Ed with wood cleaner, isopropyl alcohol, and Windex, believing this to be a sort of truth serum. Reid stabbed Ed a few times, then drug Ed around the house, forcing Ed to show him where the valuables were kept. The culprits retrieved an ATM card from Ed, and then tortured the PIN out of him.
Ed was stabbed a total of 13 times with, from what I understand, a very long dagger. He was found dead the next day by my friends Andi and William.
Robert Reid was sentenced to life in prison plus 100 years.