Guilty of Manslaughter with a Weapon

Rudolph Jermaine Askew Jr., of Cape Coral, has been found guilty of Manslaughter with a Weapon, following a three-day trial in Lee County.

Assistant State Attorney Andreas Gardiner, of the State Attorney’s Office Homicide Unit, and Assistant State Attorney Natalie Savino prosecuted the case.

In October 2020, a man was found dead, stabbed to death, laying on the driveway of a residence in North Fort Myers. Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and determined that the victim had been visiting the home, where he was attacked.

As they continued their investigation, the defendant was identified as the perpetrator and just hours after the crime, he was located and arrested.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 2, 2023.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office