A Houston-area police officer who fatally shot his deputy brother during an off-duty incident has been committed to a mental health facility.
Robert Eugene Lee, who was an officer in Stagecoach, faced a murder charge in the 2018 slaying of 57-year-old Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Rocky Lee.
Prosecutors say 60-year-old Robert Lee on Tuesday pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. A judge in Conroe accepted that plea and ordered the now-former officer to a mental health unit. Lawyers for both sides presented evidence of Robert Lee's mental health issues.
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Authorities say Rocky Lee was checking on his brother, who was home on medical leave, when the deputy was fatally shot . Robert Lee initially said he thought someone was breaking into his residence.