FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers man accused of shooting and killing another man before stealing his car, faced a judge for the first time since his arrest. The judge decided 22-year-old Antwond Roberts will remain in jail until his trial for the death of Markeish Corbett.
Roberts is charged with second degree murder, but when he appeared in court Wednesday, he already had a hold with no bond for another crime. That, plus the nature of his murder charges, led the judge to deny him bond.
Police arrested Roberts yesterday for Corbett's death on November 5th. According to officers, Roberts shot Corbett in his car near the intersection of State Road 82 and Park Drive, then stole the vehicle and fled to Charlotte County, leaving Corbett behind in the parking lot.
Wednesday morning, Roberts told the judge he did not want to waive his right to a speedy trial, which his lawyer says is unusual for a murder case. That right to a speedy trial means his case must be heard within 180 days.
"It takes a lot of time to develop the information, and in this case, there's DNA and several other pieces of information that's being tested and it takes time," said Neil McLoughlin, Roberts' attorney.
Roberts will appear in court again March 11th.