Murder victim asked for gun days before slayings on Fort Myers Beach boat

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FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Newly released documents from the State Attorneys Office reveal how deputies say a couple on Fort Myers Beach died.
Marilyn Spiegel and Harry Carlip were killed days before they were supposed to get married.

Marilyn’s ex-husband Michael Spiegel, 70 is charged with two counts of first degree murder in their deaths. Documents released Wednesday show Marilyn Spiegel was stabbed ten times. Her fiance, Harry Carlip, was stabbed several times and shot.

The crime happened in May 2014 onboard the couple’s boat docked at Salty Sam’s Marina.

Deputies say Spiegel went to the marina a day before the murders and asked a witness about his ex-wife’s boat. He returned the next day with a briefcase. A search warrant revealed it was filled with plastic zip ties, duct tape, medication suspected to be for male arousal, a sexual vibrator and intimate lubricant.

Witnesses say they saw Spiegel walking away from the marina wearing a raincoat with blood on him. He told deputies he was there to speak to his ex-wife and her boyfriend attacked him. Afterwards, Spiegel said “something bad happened.”

In an interview with investigators, Harry Carlip’s son says Spiegel was verbally abusive to his ex-wife during their marriage. Carlip’s son also told investigators his dad asked for a shotgun days before he and his soon-to-be wife were killed.

Court documents also show Spiegel sent his ex-wife two emails prior to the murders. One of them was described as a ‘poor me’ e-mail. The other was described as congratulatory.

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