Man receives 45-year prison sentence in double attempted murder

Sentence for William Donovan Lee, 42, is 40-year mandatory minimum

Booking photo of William Lee.
Booking photo of William Lee.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was sentenced Thursday to 45 years in prison after being convicted of double attempted murder charges in October.

According to the Office of the State Attorney, the two victims were driving on Touchton Road in August 2014 when William Donovan Lee, 42, pulled up behind them, got out of his vehicle and fired several shots into the victims' vehicle.

Officials said the victims were able to escape and get to a nearby gas station to call for help while Lee left the area.

Lee's prison sentence includes a mandatory minimum of 40 years..