Ryan Cole enters not guilty plea for alleged murder of Khyler Edman

Ryan Clayton Cole, 27. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Ryan Cole was in court Monday morning and entered a not guilty plea for the alleged murder of Khyler Edman.

Cole is formally charged with murdering 15-year-old Khyler Edman during the commission of a burglary of a Port Charlotte home on September 26, 2019.

Cole is alleged to have stabbed the young teen to death at the time of the crime. Cole is also alleged to have burglarized a second home shortly thereafter and discovered by that homeowner.


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