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Attorney says Wade Wilson's phone interview could hurt his case

Posted at 7:20 PM, Nov 18, 2019

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Wade Wilson, the man linked to the deaths of two Cape Coral women shared his side of the story with Fox 4 in a phone interview from jail. But, Attorney Scot Goldberg said he doesn’t see any good coming from Wilson speaking out - at least not for him. He said instead, it could help prosecutors build a pretty strong case against him.

Wilson told Fox 4’s Rochelle Alleyne the had took Kristine Melton’s car and phone right before she was found dead, but that she gave him permission.

“I asked Kristine if it’s okay for me to bring her phone and her car,” said Wilson.

Goldberg said Wilson can say whatever he wants, because Melton can give her side.

“The idea that he took her phone, and he took her vehicle, and now he’s saying that she said it’s okay. Well, of course she did. Who’s going to be able to question her?” he asked.

Wilson said he met Melton at the Buddha Bar in Fort Myers on the night of October 6th. He said they left with someone else and abandoned his ex-girlfriend’s car on McGregor Blvd in Fort Myers. Then he said they went to Melton’s Cape Coral home. He said he took Melton’s phone and car early in the morning on October 7th to find the car he left in Fort Myers.

Goldberg said coming forward was the wrong thing for Wilson to do, especially without an attorney present.

“This is an act of a desperate man. So I think this is the beginning of the end for him,” he said.

Wilson also said he met the second victim Diane Ruiz in Cape Coral and drove her to a bus stop. But, he said he didn’t have anything to do with her death. Goldberg said by admitting he was with Ruiz before she died could be incriminating.

“That in it of itself is circumstantial evidence enough for me to say we’ve got a real problem here,” he said.

When asked about being connected to the two deaths, Wilson said it’s not his concern.

“That doesn’t have anything to do with me. I can’t give you any answer about that. Just because I’m the last person to see them…obviously, like I said, I told you my side of the story,” he said.

Goldberg said by sharing so much information Wilson could have stacked the cards against himself.

“These are the things that take away all reasonable doubt,” said Goldberg.

While Wilson is still a person of interest in the two homicides, he has yet to be charged with committing those murders. He’s still in Lee County Jail for a battery charge. His next court date is scheduled for December 3rd.