Wesnel Isaac managed to evade capture for around 7 years, rising to not only Lee County’s most wanted list, but for the 15 most wanted for the U.S. Marshall’s service. He was eventually arrested in Haiti in 2014, and extradited back to Florida to face charges for an execution-style triple murder in Lehigh Acres allegedly related to his drug business. His trial began jury selection this morning.
One of his co-defendants also made it out of the country. Loubert Jules was captured trying to sneak back IN to the United States, crossing the Mexican border in the trunk of a car. He was sentenced to life in prison after trial. Two other co-defendants were given 8-year sentences for agreeing to cooperate and testify.
Michael Spiegel Mug Shot
In a creepy twist to a gruesome double homicide at Fort Myers Beach last night, the deputies say they found a vibrator, lubricant, and sexual arousal medication on suspect Michael Spiegel, in addition to a gun, bloody knife, zip ties and duct tape. Spiegel, 70, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of his ex-wife Marilyn Spiegel and her fiance Harry Carlip. The couple was supposed to get married tomorrow (May 17).
Deputies caught Michael Spiegel walking away from the boat where the couple resided, wearing a long trenchcoat and carrying a briefcase. Witnesses indicate he was at the marina the day before, asking which boat was theirs. The stove burners were left on, which started a fire that deputies were able to extinguish. Spiegel is being held without bond on both murder counts, plus an additional arson charge.
Coupled with the capture of most-wanted fugitive Wesnel Isaac, on the lam for seven years, Lee County may have picked up two death penalty arrests in one night.
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Long a resident of the Lee County Sheriff’s most wanted, former Lee County resident Wesnel Isaac has been added to the US Marshal’s 15 most wanted list of fugitives around the country. With the designation comes an increased reward of $26,000. Isaac was thought to have fled to his native Haiti, but may have returned. One of the co-defendants from the triple homicide did manage to leave the country, only to be caught sneaking back in from Mexico. Loubert Jules was convicted of 3 counts of murder, and sentenced to life in prison. The other two co-defendants in that case were given lesser sentenced in exchange for their agreed cooperation, including testimony in Jules’ trial. Isaac remains at large, and is considered armed and very dangerous.
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