Lehigh Acres couple facing death penalty in Clewiston murder

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — The state attorney’s office will seek the death penalty against a Lehigh Acres couple charged with first-degree murder

Bubba Wayne O’Connor, 42, and Wendy Michelle Soucier, 49, were indicted Oct. 11 in connection to the death of 72-year-old Clewiston resident Cherry Ermine. They’re also charged with attempted first-degree murder, robbery with a deadly weapon and first degree burglary.

Ermine was found dead inside her Clewiston home after authorities said O’Connor and Soucier attempted to rob her. Frank Jansson, 69, was critically injured during the incident.

O’Connor and Soucier were armed when they went to the home where Ermine and Jansson lived, investigators said. A fight broke out when O’Connor and Soucier attempted to rob them, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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