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State Attorney's Office intends to seek death penalty against Ryan Cole

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 15:07:51-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — The State Attorney's Amira office announced that they had filed a "Notice of Intent to Seek Death Penalty" against defendant Ryan Clayton Cole.

Cole, 28, is charged with murdering a 15-year-old boy during the commission of a burglary at a Port Charlotte home in September.

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A homeowner discovered Cole at a second residence after an alleged burglary at that home. Cole was arrested.

A Charlotte County Grand Jury indicted Cole for First Degree Murder, First Degree Burglary with Battery, and Burglary of a Dwelling.