Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty Filed

Today State Attorney Amira Fox announces that the State Attorney’s Office has filed a Notice of
Intent to Seek the Death Penalty against defendant Ja’Quan Bernard Robinson.

Robinson, 24, was indicted by the Lee County Grand Jury in December on the following:

Count I: First Degree Murder, F.S. 782.04(1), Capital Felony
Count II: First Degree Burglary with Assault or Battery, F.S. 810.02, PBL (Punishable by Life)
Count III: Violation of Injunction, F.S. 741.31, First Degree Misdemeanor

Robinson is accused of murdering a woman on or about October 14, 2020 in her Fort Myers
home. The defendant is also accused of committing a burglary by unlawfully entering the
dwelling and violating an injunction of protection that was in place for a member of the victim’s
family. The Fort Myers Police Department was the investigating agency.

Assistant State Attorneys Sara Miller and Audra Thomas-Eth are prosecuting the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office