Lee explains, "Paris convinced the babysitter to go home and my daughter Ella was sexually assaulted, beaten, choked, and stabbed 17 times by Paris."
Now, five and a half years later, Charity Lee will go through an experience that many mothers in her situation do not.
"I will be called as a witness for the state, to testify against my son," says Lee.
She says her son is still dangerous.
"He has shown in the last five and a half years absolutely no remorse for what he did."
Which is why she believes testifying against her son is the best thing to do-for him and the public, at large.
Lee says, "As much as I hate seeing my son locked up the way he is, he's dangerous. I believe he's dangerous. He in short is a psychopath, a sociopath, choose your word."
Despite what has happened in the past, or what the future may hold, Lee says she still loves her son, which is why she started the Ella Foundation, traveling the world to educate others and fight for the rights of both victims and inmates.
"I promised Ella the night she died that I would make her death meaningful. I won't stop until I feel like I've done that," says Lee.