UPDATE: Nov. 4, 7:21 a.m.
A Florida man has been charged with murder in the death of 15-year-old Khyler Edman.
The charges against Ryan Cole come more than a month after Edman was stabbed to death while protecting his younger sister from an intruder in their Port Charlotte home.
Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell maintains that this was a random attack, saying there is no evidence indicating that Edman’s mother dated Cole, despite rumors about the two having been in a relationship.
Cole was arrested while attempting to break into another home on the night of Edman’s death. He was found covered in blood and with stab wounds. As deputies were investigating, they heard screams coming from another home, where they found Edman’s body.
(NBC News) — A Florida teen is being remembered as a hero after he was stabbed to death while protecting his 5-year-old sister from a burglar.
Police say 15-year-old 15-year-old Khyler Edman was home alone with his 5-year-old sister when a man broke in Thursday night.
Khyler fought with the man and was fatally injured. His sister was unharmed.
Charlotte County deputies later arrested Ryan Clayton Cole, 27, after finding him inside another nearby home.
Cole was taken into custody and had several stab wounds on his hands and side, according to a press release, and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
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