Suspect in 1990 murder sentenced to 5 years in separate assault case

A man was sentenced to 5 years behind bars for assaulting his son, but faces more serious charges as a suspect in a 1990 double-murder case.

The judge sentenced Joseph Zieler to 5 years Friday for assaulting his son, but he also faces sexual assault and murder charges for the killing of two Cape Coral women, Robin Cornell and Lisa Story.

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He was arrested in 2016 for the homicide after DNA found on the scene linked him to the crimes.

He returns to court later this month for that case.

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