According to Lincoln County authorities, four-year-old Ashlynn Gamble was murdered early Saturday morning at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend, 34-year-old Donald Lee of North Platte. Lee is being charged with first degree murder in the death. According to the North Platte Bulletin, the cause of death was manual strangulation. The charges against Lee say that he killed Gamble with “deliberate and premeditated malice”.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a “child in distress” call just before 3 AM Saturday. Lee reportedly came to the residence to watch Gamble after the babysitter had complained of having trouble with the girl. It is unknown at this time what the events were leading up to the girl’s death.
Gamble’s body, according to Lincoln County Attorney Rebecca Harling, has been transported to Scottsbluff for an autopsy.
Thanks to Josh Mackey, KOGA, Ogallala