VERDICT WATCH FL - Dan Markel, 41, FSU Law Professor, Tallahassee, 18 July 2014 - #9 *arrests*

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  1. KayElJay

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    Florida State University professor Dan Markel was found in his Tallahassee, Florida, home on Friday. Police say there were no signs of robbery or burglary and have yet to disclose any motive.
    According to Tallahassee police, officers found Markel after a neighbor called 911 at about 11 a.m. with reports of a "loud bang."

    Markel, 41, was rushed to a local hospital, where he died the following day. "While we cannot release specific information or details regarding this case, the Violent Crimes Unit is releasing that Mr. Markel's cause of death was a fatal gunshot wound to the head," Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said in a statement.
    By Monday, police had categorized the case as a homicide, and according to Tallahassee Police Department spokesman David Northway, Markel was the intended target.

    Clues sought in slaying of FSU law professor Dan Markel - CNN

    Probable Cause documents

    Leon County Court Motions (dissolution of marriage)
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    Please continue discussion here.
     
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    After their trials and appeals are exhausted. KM/SG will be singing like canaries.
     
  4. DropthePuck

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    Wasn't he shot on the 18th?
     
  5. justice1960

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    Their was quite bit of cell phone activity on the night before leading into the 18th.
     
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    Monday, October 14th:
    *Sentencing Phase Begins (@ 1pm ET) - FL – Daniel Eric Markel (41) (July 18, 2014, Tallahassee) - *Sigfredo Garcia (34) arrested & charged (5/25/16) with 1st degree murder, conspiracy & solicitation of murder. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DP case.
    Murder for Hire hit man. They split a $100K payoff for murder.
    Trial started on 9/23/19 and ended 10/10/19. Jury: 10 women & 2 men & 1 alternate (woman); was 2 alternates one (man) got sick & excused on 10/3/19. Jury Deliberations on 10/10: 4.5 hours. 10/11: 6.5 hours. Total 11 hours for guilty verdict of 1st degree murder. Guilty of conspiracy. Not guilty of solicitation for Garcia.

    Court info & trial from 9/23/19 thru 10/11/19 reference post #1546 here:
    VERDICT WATCH - FL - Dan Markel, 41, FSU Law Professor, Tallahassee, 18 July 2014 - #8 *arrests*

    *Katherine Magbanua (32) (Garcia's wife) – Co-Conspirator. Mistrial declared. Case Management hearing on 10/22.
    Accomplice:
    *Luis Rivera (33) charged with 1st degree murder. Took a plea deal (Oct. 2016) & plead guilty to 2nd degree murder. Will testify against Garcia & Magbanua. Will receive 19-year sentence to run concurrently with his 12 year Federal time, which he is already serving.

    POIs: Wendi Adelson (ex-wife of Markel), her bro Charlie, mom Donna Sue Adelson (68) & father Harvey Adelson. Investigators have not charged anyone in the Adelson family in connection with Markel’s death, but say Adelson’s mother and brother – Donna and Charlie Adelson – paid $100K to have Markel killed following the couple’s contentious divorce so their two young sons could move to South Florida.
     
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    YIKES... You are correct. ... My mistake. ... I guess you can't edit your posts after awhile so I can't change the original post, but I fixed the online timeline: Dan Markel Murder
     
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    We still get the jist, and that was amazing!!! I 100% believe the prosecution has read here, so I hope they see this. Make sure your inbox isn't full ;).
     
  9. GordonX

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    June: Well, I know he (CA) would always talk about multiple attorneys and say that Katie has a great one. And would like brag about hers. That it was next to his or something like, I don't know.
     
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    Has the full interview with David Lacasse ever been released?

    I know he was interviewed on two separate occasions. I would love to see it in its entirety.

    This is an interesting article from 2016 BBM:

    The story behind FSU professor's slaying detailed in new evidence

    Lacasse later told investigators that Wendi Adelson said she switched her phone a few days after the shooting because she thought police had bugged it.

    Early in the investigation, people close to Markel and Wendi Adelson shared their concerns about the Adelson family with authorities.

    Tamara Demko, Markel's long-time friend, told investigators she drove to Adelson's house as soon as she heard the news and felt a strange tension when she saw Adelson's parents, whom she knew.

    "There's just things that don't feel right to me," she told an investigator during a recorded interview the day after Markel was shot. "[Wendi Adelson] opened the door and she looked really calm. ...[Her mother] seemed appropriately upset, then her dad, who I've met a couple dozen times in Coral Springs and up here, he gave me this look. ... It was awkward and it never had been before. That really bothered me."
     
  12. Gardenista

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    Live in the courtroom!
     
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  14. Gardenista

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    IMO, the attorney GC has who argues the law is not that great.
     
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    Looks like SG didn't want to make a deal
     
  16. Gardenista

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    Only person SG will call is mental health expert
     
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    Luis Rivera may testify.
     
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    Rivera is a possible witness for the State
     
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    Thank God we, um, didn't have to, um, listen to him, um, the whole time.
     
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    Personally, I think it's awful that the State may call Rivera to testify against his childhood friend in the DP phase. JMO.
     
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