Suspect in Fort Myers Beach library killing faces first-degree murder charge

The State Attorney’s Office announced a Grand Jury indictment of Premeditated First-Degree Murder against Adam Soules, 36, in the killing of Fort Myers Beach Library Director Leroy Hommerding.

Leroy Hommerding was murdered outside the library where he worked. Deputies say Hommerding was stabbed to death outside of the library Sunday, January 20.

Deputies said Soules told them he wanted to kill Hommerding for a while because he disrespected him.

According to the arrest report, Soules told Deputies that once he saw Hommerding opening up the library that was his opportunity to kill the library director.

Soules will have a first appearance Wednesday on this new charge. His arraignment is set for February 11.