Fla. man brings neighbor's dead body to lawyer's office

Man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove to his lawyer's office claiming he'd killed the man in self-defense


Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A southwest Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove to his lawyer's office claiming he'd killed the man in self-defense.

Lee County Sheriff's spokesman Tony Schall said Thursday the agency is investigating but that John Marshall, 52, has not been arrested.

John Marshall's mugshot from a 2014 arrest. (LSCO Image)
John Marshall's mugshot from a 2014 arrest. (LSCO Image)

Marshall's attorney Robert Harris told the News-Press of Fort Myers that his client showed up Wednesday afternoon at his office in Fort Myers around 4 p.m., saying he didn't know who else to trust.

Attorneys called 911 and Marshall spent hours at Harris' office before finally leaving for the hospital around 10:30 p.m. His injuries included a swollen lip, missing tooth and what appeared to be two broken thumbs, according to the attorney.

Harris said Marshall told him he wrestled a gun away from neighbor Ted Hubbell in self-defense in nearby Bokeelia before fatally shooting him during a scuffle earlier Wednesday. The two men had apparently been in a dispute over property work. Marshall had called his attorney days earlier and had been advised to get a restraining order.

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