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LIFE OR DEATH? Watch hearing for Cape Coral convicted murderer, Wade Wilson

The penalty phase of his trial starts Monday at 9 a.m.
Wade Wilson
Posted at 8:46 AM, Jun 24, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla — The process to determine if convicted murderer Wade Wilson will get life in prison or the death penalty will get started Monday morning in a Lee County Courthouse.

Watch the penalty phase hearing here:

Lee County Sheriff's Office News Conference

The penalty phase means both sides will bring in their own evidence and experts. State attorneys are trying to convince a jury Wilson should be put to death.

Defense attorneys are trying to spare Wilson's life.

The jury will listen to all the evidence before taking the case. To recommend the death penalty, only eight out of 12 jurors need to agree, rather than an unanimous decision because of a change in the state law last year.

Ultimately the decision is up to the judge. However, he has to weigh the jury's recommendation heavily in the sentence.