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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Judge In Dan Markel Murder Case Approves Subpoena To See If Wendi Adelson's Brother Paid For Breast Implants For Mother Of Hit Man's Children

Adelson (Charlie)Following up on Saturday's post, Prosecutors Seek Records Showing Wendi Adelson's Brother Paid For Breast Enhancement Surgery For Mother Of Hit Man's Children After Dan Markel's Murder:

ABA Journal, Judge in Dan Markel Murder Case Approves Subpoena for Breast Implant Payment Records:

A judge in Florida has approved a subpoena for medical records showing who paid for breast enhancement surgery for a woman whose name has surfaced as a possible witness in the murder-for-hire case against two men accused of killing Florida State University law professor Dan Markel.

Forward, Does ‘Dr. Boobner’ Surgery Prove Missing Link in Dan Markel Murder Mystery?:

Prosecutors investigating the mysterious murder of Florida law professor Dan Markel believe a woman’s breast augmentation surgery — performed by a surgeon who markets himself as “Dr. Boobner” — provides a crucial tie between the man accused of killing him and his ex-wife’s family.

A judge ordered a South Florida cosmetic surgeon Leonard Roudner, who boasts of his salacious nickname, to reveal details about the 2014 procedure undergone by Katherine Magbanua, an alleged girlfriend of Charles Adelson, the brother of Markel’s estranged wife.

Prosecutors belief Magbanua also once dated Sigfredo Garcia, one of two men charged in the slaying that is now believed to be a murder for hire. That connection, and the fact that police believe Charles Adelson helped paid for Magbanua’s breast surgery, could offer a tantalizing motive in the puzzling crime.

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

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Comments

I AM SHOCKED! There's ABSOLUTELY NO WAY the family had anything to do with this horrible accident. /sarcasm

Posted by: Anon | Aug 23, 2016 6:33:02 AM

How does this help the prosecution again? A $3,000 contribution to a boob job to a woman he is dating is the supposed financial transaction for a murder-for-hire? My understanding is that Garcia wasn't even together with Magbanau around this time (Addelson was), and that she was just his ex, and mother to his children.

This will backfire on the prosecution if they try to pawn this off as real evidence of compensation.

Posted by: JM | Aug 23, 2016 6:36:06 AM

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2016/09/08/police-markels-ex-brother--law-looked-into-hitman/90093878/

I think Adelsons are guilty as hell. I'm anti death penalty, but I hope those a-holes fry.

Posted by: but... | Sep 8, 2016 6:34:54 PM