CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida man has been convicted of killing his father and then dismembering the body.
Local news outlets reports that 34-year-old Matthew Marshall was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder, abuse of a body and tampering with evidence. He faces a possible life sentence at his Nov. 21 sentencing.
James Marshall went missing in February, and his torso was discovered in woods near his Cape Coral home several days later. Several weeks later, a suitcase containing his limbs was discovered in a nearby canal. Matthew Marshall was arrested in May.
Police found Marshall had tried to use his father’s credit card to pay for a bar tab after he had been reported missing.