The Latest about the death of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee in Louisiana (all times local):

1:50 p.m.

The mother of one of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee's victims says his death in a Louisiana hospital has brought "a tidal wave of memory." Ann Pace says it's good that Lee "is not on the planet," but his death also means she can no longer fight for her daughter, Charlotte Murray Pace.

Lee was sentenced to death for killing Pace, who was stabbed 81 times and bludgeoned with an iron in May 2002. Before that, he was sentenced to life for killing Geralyn DeSoto in January 2002.

DNA evidence linked him to five additional killings from 1998 to 2003; another woman survived to testify against him.

Lee was taken to the hospital early Saturday and died Thursday.

Department of Public Safety and Corrections spokeswoman Pam Laborde says there will be an autopsy to determine Lee's cause of death.

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11:55 a.m.

State corrections officials say serial killer Derrick Todd Lee, who was convicted of murdering two women and was sentenced to death for one of them, has died at a hospital where he was taken for emergency treatment.

Department of Public Safety and Corrections spokeswoman Pam Laborde says Lee was taken to the hospital early Saturday and died Thursday.

Lee was sentenced to life for one murder and to death for killing Charlotte Murray Pace, who was stabbed 81 times and bludgeoned with an iron in May 2002.

The Louisiana Supreme Court upheld that conviction and sentence in September, rejecting claims that his lawyer should have brought up evidence of mental illness.

DNA evidence linked him to five additional killings from 1998 to 2003; another woman survived to testify against him.