Murder Conviction

Cristian Edwin Dilan, 23, of Cape Coral, was found guilty as charged for the murder of a woman in Bonita Springs. The jury returned the guilty verdict just after 9 p.m., following a five-day
trial in Lee County. Dilan was found guilty of Second-Degree Murder, Robbery, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Burglary, and Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

On October 29, 2017, a woman was found dead inside a Bonita Springs home that was on fire. The 34-yearold victim was found by firefighters, under a mattress, with numerous stab wounds. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded and began an investigation that led to the arrest of Dilan and a co-defendant, Raymond Gomez, who is awaiting trial.

Sentencing for Dilan is scheduled for August 23rd. Assistant State Attorney Leena Marcos and Assistant State Attorney Brenda Wade prosecuted the case.