Prostitution Scheme Played Role in Man’s Death:
Fort Myers police have arrested two additional suspects — brothers — in the Thursday slaying of a Cape Coral man.
On Monday, they arrested Nehemiah Neal Jr., 18, of Fort Myers, and Jahrell Neal, 20, of Lehigh Acres. They face charges of felony murder during the commission of a robbery, according to a police department release. Brittany Stubbs, 18, of Fort Myers, was arrested Friday and expects to be charged with murder while engaged in a felony offense. She remains in custody at the Lee County Jail.
Police say Stubbs posed online as a prostitute to set the man up for a robbery.
The victim was identified as 58-year-old Keith Stengel, of Cape Coral.
Police responded to the Sienna at Vista Lake apartments, 3725 Winkler Ave. Ext., just before 7 p.m. and found Stengel suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. He was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
He uttered to responding officers that he had been robbed.
Officers located Stengel’s cellphone and learned by reading text messages he had planned to meet Stubbs at the complex.
Police said Stubbs admitted to being involved in what was supposed to be a robbery, according to a Fort Myers Police Department report.
She told investigators she and her live-in boyfriend decided she would pose as a prostitute on Craigslist to lure a man to meet her, and her boyfriend would commit the robbery. She said she met Stengel, who was looking for sexual intercourse, a few days prior on the website.
She said she set up a meeting with Stengel at Sienna, where she thought her boyfriend would rob him of the money he brought to pay for sex, according to the report.
Police and the U.S. Marshal Florida Regional Task Force located the Neal brothers in Lehigh Acres, according to the police department release. The brothers confessed to the crime, police said.
Investigators said Stubbs told them she chose Sienna Apartments, because that’s where she and her boyfriend lived, and he could return to their apartment after the robbery.
She told investigators her boyfriend waited outside for Stengel to arrive, and she later heard a single shot fired outside.
Stubbs maintained she didn’t know Stengel was going to be shot, and she only thought her boyfriend was going to scare him into giving him money.
She said she planned the robbery because she needed money to buy food.
Taken from News-Press.com