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Fort Myers Beach man sentenced to life in prison

Lee County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 4:56 PM, Mar 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-07 09:17:06-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A man will spend life in prison after he was found guilty of premeditated first-degree murder.

In January 2019, Adam Mitchell Soules armed himself with a machete and attacked a pedestrian who was unlocking and opening the doors of the Fort Myers Beach Library.

The victim died due to his injuries. A witness saw Soules run from the scene.

He was later caught by deputies when Soules admitted he had been thinking about killing the victim in the days prior.

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