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Person of interest in Cape murders due back in court on burglary, criminal mischief charges

Posted at 7:54 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 08:05:34-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Wade Wilson is due in court Tuesday morning. He’s the person of interest in the murders of Kristine Melton and Diane Ruiz.

It's been a little over a month since the murders of both women. Wilson has not yet been charged with killing either. This court appearance is on unrelated charges of burglary, petit theft and criminal mischief.

The last time Wilson was in court was early November, but just for a brief moment. This was also on an unrelated charge for domestic violence. Seconds after Wilson walked into the court room that time, his public defender quickly waived his formal appearance and said a written plea of not guilty had been entered on his behalf. He was then quickly taken out of the courtroom.

As far as Tuesday's arraignment and charges, you may recall Wilson had his first appearance for charges related to an alleged burglary about a month ago. That's when Fox 4 first told you about a police report that said Wilson was arrested and found covered in blood. He told police he stabbed someone. He was found hiding in a house in northeast Cape Coral that police said he broke into. When they tried calling the house phone, police said Wilson answered and asked to speak to his father before giving himself up to police.

Wilson is expected in court at 8:30 a.m.