Cape Coral convicted killer’s motion for retrial denied

UPDATE: A Lee County judge denied the motion of Ryan Doyon, who was convicted last month for shooting and killing a man in Cape Coral in 2017.

Doyon is now scheduled to be sentenced in Lee County court Tuesday, Oct. 1 for the murder of Roy A. Pike III.

A jury found Doyon guilty of manslaughter for Pike’s death in court July 19.

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With the sentencing ahead, Doyon’s defense team plans to file a motion asking the judge for a new trial. His attorneys claim the prosecution team showed “outrageous misconduct.” Further claims argue the prosecutor’s own argument relied on testimony that he knew to be false by saying Pike never had a gun; that it was planted.

Doyon’s attorney also argues detectives did not work to show enough evidence in the case. And his attorneys are remaining firm behind the state’s stand your ground immunity.

If the motion for a new trial is approved, it would mark the third trial for Doyon. A judge declared a mistrial during the first trial after a jury was unable to reach a verdict.

MORE: Judge declares mistrial in 2017 Cape Coral murder case

If the motion is denied, Doyon could face up to 30 years in prison.

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Reporter:Anika Henanger
Taylor Petras
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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