Penalty phase for convicted double-murderer Wade Wilson now in hands of jury

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Wade Wilson. Credit: WINK News

The jury is now considering its recommendation to the judge whether a man convicted in the first-degree murder of two Cape Coral women should live or die.

Day two of the penalty phase for Wade Wilson, the man convicted of murdering Kristine Melton and Diane Ruiz in 2019, commenced in Fort Myers on Tuesday morning.

The jury received instructions from the judge a second time at the request of the state in the early afternoon, and they are now weighing whether they think Wilson should die or live in prison for the rest of his life.

On Monday, we saw the victims’ families take the stand and boldly tell Wilson about the lives he stole during their emotional testimonies.

On Tuesday closing arguments began from the defense and the prosecution.

Will he spend life in prison or head to death row? The jury may decide soon, but it will be up to the judge to make the final decision.

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