Judge to decide if accused Fort Myers cop killer is competent to stand trial

Reporter: Dannielle Garcia
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Mugshot of Wisner Desmaret, 30, (Credit: Lee County Sheriff's Office)
Mugshot of Wisner Desmaret, 30, (Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

A judge will soon decide if the man accused of gunning down a Fort Myers police officer is competent to stand trial.

At a hearing on Thursday, attorneys for Wisner Desmaret, 30, argued that he has extensive mental health history. But prosecutors said competency is a legal term not a medical term.

The suspect, Desmaret, faces a murder charge in the killing of Fort Myers Police Dept. Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller in 2018. The state is seeking the death penalty.

The judge said he will take all of the arguments into consideration and will issue a written order. It is unknown when that order will be issued.

A pre-trial hearing is set for late next month.


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