Conviction in Stabbing Case

Wilmar Fernandez Cucul Gomez, 21, of Bonita Springs, was convicted of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon following a one-day trial in Lee County. The jury returned the guilty
verdict just after 6 p.m. last night after deliberating for approximately two hours.

The crime happened on September 30, 2020 in Bonita Springs. Two brothers were sitting on their porch drinking beer. The defendant, a stranger to the men, walked up to the porch and asked for a beer. One man got up and said no. As he turned away, the defendant went onto the porch and stabbed him three times.

The victim was able to pin the defendant onto the ground while his brother called 911. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded and deputies arrested Gomez. The victim survived the stabbing.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 30th. Assistant State Attorney Nicholas Alberto prosecuted the case.