Life in Prison for Murder

Jose Alfredo Avila Pena, 50, of Naples, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to life in prison
this morning for the death of a woman in Collier County. Pena pled no contest to one count of
Second Degree Murder with a Firearm.

In December of 2019, Pena shot and killed a 28-year-old woman in the parking lot of Lely High
School. They had ended a relationship not long before the crime. The victim had just left an adult
education class with a male friend and his mother; both witnessed the shooting.  Collier
County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and found the woman with multiple gunshot
wounds to her upper torso.

Today’s plea agreement alleviates the family of the victim from having to go through a trial.

Collier County Deputy Chief Assistant State Attorney Dave Scuderi, Assistant State Attorney
Deborah Cunningham, and Assistant State Attorney Kate Rumley handled the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office