A witness saw Soules run away from the scene and climb onto the rooftop of a nearby business.
Soules told deputies he had been thinking of killing the victim in the days prior to the incident and claimed Hommerding previously disrespected him, but he did not provide more details about what Hommerding purportedly did.
In August 2019, a judge found Soules to be mentally incompetent to stand trial and he was ordered to spend time in a mental health treatment facility.
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In October 2020, however, the defendant was declared competent to stand trial and in December 2022, he was convicted of killing Hommerding.
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“Adam Soules will spend the rest of his life locked behind bars where he deserves to be," Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said. "I hope the decisions he made haunt him for the rest of his life."
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