FORT MYERS, Fla.- The man accused of stabbing a woman as she slept in her Paseo neighborhood home, could be free on bond as early as Tuesday. John Maatsch was in court for what's known as a "danger hearing" this morning.
The judge heard testimony that will help determine if Maatsch should continue to be held without bond until his arraignment next month.
Today, investigators told the judge about inconsistent statements Maatsch reported after returning to the crime scene with blood on his hands.
"He said after the drug deal that went bad, he never bought the drugs. He ran away from the drug dealer. He went to a construction site where a possum approached him. He had a scuffle with a possum...," said Detective Michael Walsh with the Fort Myers Police Department.
The judge did not make a ruling today. The decision is being held until at least Tuesday, pending an investigation into how Maatsch could safely be released on bond without endangering himself or others.