State Lawyer’s Workplace seeks demise penalty in Fort Myers murder case

State Attorney’s Office seeks death penalty in Fort Myers homicide case

Prosecutors have filed a letter of intent to impose the death penalty on Ja’Quan Bernard Robinson.

Robinson, 24, of Lehigh Acres, was charged with first degree murder, a felony, by the Lee County grand jury in December. Burglary with bodily harm or battery, punishable by life crimes; and violation of an injunction, an offense.

Robinson is accused of murdering a woman at her Fort Myers home in October. He is also accused of perpetrating a break-in by entering the house illegally and violating a protection order that existed for a family member of the victim. The Fort Myers Police Department was the investigative body.

Assistant Attorneys Sara Miller and Audra Thomas-Eth are following the case.