GUILTY FL - Dan Markel, 41, FSU Law Professor, Tallahassee, 18 July 2014 *arrests* #11

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Really quiet here. So I'll just throw something out. It looks like Katie was the big "winner" so far here. Of the $100,000 jackpot, she got about $27K after the Rivera/Garcia split. Then a car, b**bs, paychecks and no doubt more. She may be approaching $100k. It won't happen but, I would not be upset if the death penalty was on the table. She has continuously lied and obviously shown no contriteness. What will be her sentence if she is convicted and doesn't take a plea?
 

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Really quiet here. So I'll just throw something out. It looks like Katie was the big "winner" so far here. Of the $100,000 jackpot, she got about $27K after the Rivera/Garcia split. Then a car, b**bs, paychecks and no doubt more. She may be approaching $100k. It won't happen but, I would not be upset if the death penalty was on the table. She has continuously lied and obviously shown no contriteness. What will be her sentence if she is convicted and doesn't take a plea?
Her sentence will depend upon what she is convicted of. She is currently being tried on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and solicitation of first-degree murder. She could face life in prison, if convicted of first-degree murder.
 

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Jada E. Williams
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Jury Selection Day 2: 58 jurors are back for more jury selection questioning. Today's questions are more general: have you ever been a victim of a crime, know anyone involved, etc. The goal is to whittle the number down to the jurors who will serve by lunch
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#DanMarkel's father is in the courtroom today. Questioning for the jurors starts with prior jury service.

No one knows any of the attorneys or the defendant. That's always good. They're now reading the names of people involved in the case/ witnesses to see if any of these jurors know them.

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Wendi Adelson, #DanMarkel's ex-wife, has filed a motion to not testify as a defense witness. She will testify for the prosecution, with immunity. No immunity from the defense. Therefore, she'll just plead the fifth if they call her. Cross-examination still works.
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Voir dire just wrapped. Jurors return at 2. When they return, they’ll either find out if a jury was sat or question more people to get a jury. So openings are up in the air right now

link: https://twitter.com/JadaEWilliams
 

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Wednesday, May 18th: - not too sure of "start" time.
*Trial begins (Day 1) (@ 8:30am ET) - FL – Daniel Eric Markel (41) (shot to death July 18, 2014, Tallahassee) - *Katherine Magbanua (32/now 37) (Garcia's wife) arrested (Oct. 2016) & charged with 1st degree murder & 1 count conspiracy & 1 count solicitation of murder were brought together into one case on Tuesday (3/20/18). Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
Murder for Hire hit man. They split a $100K payoff for murder. KM has rejected several offers of immunity for her testimony.
First trial started on 9/23/19 & the jury started deliberations on 10/10-10/11/19 with a total of 11 hours of deliberations. They found Garcia guilty. A mistrial declared for Magbanua. (10-2 for guilty). Will remain in jail as a charged co-conspirator & the State will try her case again.
Re-Trial began on 5/16/22 with jury selection. 12 jurors & 2 alternates (7 women & 7 men). Trial begins on 5/18/22. (should last 3 weeks).

Court info & trial from 9/23/19 thru 5/13/22 & jury selection day 1 (5/16/22) reference post #279 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...hassee-18-july-2014-arrests-11.620240/page-14

5/17/22 Tuesday, Jury Selection Day 2: 58 jurors are back for more jury selection questioning. Of the initial 21 who were individually questioned, 13 were excused. Another batch was brought in & as of 4:45pm, the legal teams were still deciding which jurors would remain. But by 5:30pm, final jurors were selected. Seven men, seven women selected.
for more info see post #289, 291-293 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...hassee-18-july-2014-arrests-11.620240/page-15
Trial begins on 5/18/22.

Accomplices:
*Charles Jay Adelson (45) – First appearance & bond hearing on 4/26/22. 4/26/22: Bond denied. Defense attorney asks for an Arthur hearing. No further info or dates yet as 5/15/22.
*Sigfredo Garcia (34) – 10/10/19: found guilty of 1st degree murder. Guilty of conspiracy. Not guilty of solicitation. Sentenced to LWOP for murder plus 30 years for conspiracy charge. 11/4/19: Motion to Withdraw as Counsel: Mauricio Padilla; Motion to Withdraw as Counsel: Saam Zangeneh.
*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 mom Donna Sue Adelson (68) & father Harvey Adelson. Investigators have not charged any of these people in the Adelson family in connection with Markel’s death, except Charlie; but say Adelson’s mother & brother – Donna & 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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If Katherine wasn’t involved at all, then how did SG get all the details to kill Dan? There are no emails, phone calls, texts or anything linking CA and SG are there? KM is the link. I listened to a podcast last night where a juror spoke about what hung the jury the first go-around. She said a juror was stuck on the fact that they could not find cell phone records or pings after the murder that indicated KM and CA did the money transfer. I found this so strange.
 

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The defense said they would be calling Garcia to the stand before opening, but you notice nothing was said by Ms. Kawass. I don’t think they are going to call him.
On the Florida Department of Corrections website he’s still listed at being at Holmes Correctional Institute so he hasn’t been transferred out to testify in person at least.
 
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