A person accused of capturing his roommate in a wooded space close to the East Naples residence they shared in 2016 was convicted of manslaughter Thursday.

Kurt William L’Heureux, forty four, faces as much as 15 years in jail for killing Robert Charles Guyette when he’s sentenced in March, in response to a launch from the State Lawyer’s Workplace.

In accordance with courtroom data, L’Heureux and Guyette shared a house on Jeepers Avenue with two different individuals and had a risky relationship that commonly led to drunken fights. 

A pal of Guyette’s reported him lacking to the Collier County Sheriff’s Workplace when she hadn’t heard from him for a number of days, courtroom data state. Guyette left his residence round 9 p.m. Feb. 19, 2016, to finish a demolition job in Naples Manor that was solely imagined to take an hour, data present. He by no means returned.

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On March 8, 2016, Guyette’s body was found in a wooded area less than 1½ miles from where he lived.

Acquaintances of L’Heureux’s told detectives the man talked about having access to a gun and kept bullets in the home, records state. Other acquaintances said L’Heureux confessed to them about luring Guyette to a wooded area and shooting him in the head, according to court records.

According to the State Attorney’s Office release, there was no direct evidence of the killing, and no one witnessed it.

Prosecutors filed a second-degree murder charge, but the jury came back with a manslaughter charge, according to Samantha Syoen, spokeswoman for the State Attorney’s Office.

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