Published: May 27, 2011 9:46 PM EDT
Updated: May 27, 2011 8:55 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- "I beg you not to let this guy out ont he street. I beg you not to do it," said Greg Lewis, Mary Ann Zarb's son.

Lewis flew in from Michigan to make sure his mother's accused killer doesn't get out of jail. Suspect Shane Simpkins told a judge his father is in bad health and wants to take care of him until the trial.

"How many times will we allow people to roam the streets after they've done violent stuff? These guys brutally murdered my mother," said Lewis.

Detectives say Simpkins and Chris Neuberger forced the 64 year-old to clean out her bank account. They're accused of strangling her and dumping her body in a field in Charlotte County. Zarb's daughter says she's angry he's even asking to get out.

The judge said because Simpkins is facing life in prison, he's a flight risk. He sided with the Zarb family.