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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dan Markel Killing Investigated As Murder for Hire, 5-6 More Arrests Expected

GarciaFollowing up on this morning's post, Man Arrested In Murder Of Dan Markel:  Tallahassee Democrat, Markel Killing Investigated as Murder for Hire, More Arrests Expected:

Law enforcement officials are investigating Florida State University law professor Dan Markel’s death as a murder for hire, according to two sources close to the investigation.

The sources add that more arrests are expected.

Another source said there could be as many as five or six additional arrests.

Update:  Above the Law, More Details About The Arrest In The Killing Of Dan Markel

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/05/dan-markel-killing-investigated-as-murder-for-hire-5-6-more-arrests-expected.html

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Comments

From the initial description, it sounded a lot like a professional hit, given the lack of identification or other clues leading to a quick arrest. Why professor Markel would be the target of such a hit is beyond me though.

Posted by: Eric | May 26, 2016 9:05:54 AM

This is big news. i'm really curious about the subsequent arrests. I hope his killers are brought to justice.

Posted by: whoa | May 26, 2016 9:12:16 AM

How surprising and gratifying it is to see this progress toward justice. I had given up hope, but the investigators, to their great credit, did not.

The news conference was essentially a statement that no further information will be forthcoming for a while. I presume that the investigators hope to convince someone to confirm the identity of the person who hired the killer.

This old article covers the range of possibilities: http://truecrimediva.com/dan-markel-who-killed-the-prominent-florida-law-professor/

Posted by: AMT buff | May 26, 2016 9:18:42 AM

It's pretty clear how this is going to turn out. Predictable.

Posted by: Marshal | May 26, 2016 11:41:17 AM

Is there a dentist in Broward County who owns a white Bronco?

Posted by: Art Deco | May 27, 2016 2:47:36 PM

Can anyone shed some light on why in the h€|| the judge unsealed the affidavit without so much as allowing the local PD the opportunity to protest? Isn't that standard protocol? It was sealed only a week ago and for obvious reasons. Smells a bit like sabotage.

Posted by: Sara | Jun 2, 2016 4:15:48 PM