Freddie Lee Cobb is the main villain of the 1996 crime drama movie A Time To Kill.
He was portrayed by Kiefer Sutherland.
Freddie, The brother of Billy Ray, calls Brigance and makes death threats to him. The district attorney makes a decision to seek the death penalty for Carl Lee and the presiding judge denies Brigance a change of venue. Then Brigance gets help from his defense team, close friend, and a former mentor and liberal activist, who was once a civil rights attorney. Later Brigance tells the jury to merely close their eyes and listen to his tale.
In gradual and excruciating detail, the rape of a 10 year old girl, which is exactly like Tonya's rape you know. Brigance then says to the jury now imagine Tonya is white. It's then implied that the dad's motive in killing the rapists would have been deemed as justified, and that there would have been no prosecution.
In the movie, Freddie and other KKK members capture Ellen Roark, Brigance's love interest, and viciously attack her by stripping her to nothing but her underwear but don't rape her and leave her tied to a post, in the middle of the woods so she'll die of exposure. When Brigance convinces the jury that sparing the life of a white man for murder of the same nature should be equally the same as sparing the life of a black man, Carl Lee is then acquitted and dismissed of the charge and death penality. Freddie and the other KKK members become very dangerious once again, which the net result is is that Sheriff Wells arrests Freddie Lee and the crooked deputy, who was on Freddie Lee's side.