Murder Sentencing

Today, Hunter Michael Tyson, 24, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his involvement in a murder in Fort Myers in July 2016.

Tyson pled no contest in a plea agreement to charges of Second Degree Murder, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and Conspiracy to Commit Murder for his role in the killing of victim, Ted Lee, who was 58. The victim’s body was later found outside a church in Manatee County. Tyson was extradited back to Florida from Kansas where he was apprehended.

There are two co-defendants involved in the case. Their cases are still pending. Assistant State Attorneys Hamid Hunter and Mara Marzano of our Homicide Unit are assigned to the three cases.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office