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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Two Prison Inmates Provide Link To Adelsons In Dan Markel's Murder

Adelson FamilyForward, Accused Hitman Points Finger At Dan Markel In-Law In Jailhouse Confession:

Two prison inmates may have provided a long-awaited break in the mysterious slaying of Jewish law professor Dan Markel.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, the alleged hit man charged with killing Markel confessed to a fellow inmate that Markel’s ex-mother-in-law had ordered the murder.

The inmate told police that Sigfredo Garcia, claimed that his girlfriend, Katherine Magbanua, told him that “a mother-in-law or grandmother” wanted Markel killed to gain custody of their two children.

Garcia, who is awaiting trial in connection with Markel’s killing, reportedly referred to the woman as “Don Adelson.”

Markel’s ex-wife’s mother is named Donna Adleson. She and her son, Charlie Adelson, remain suspects in the murder, the paper said. They deny any involvement and have not been charged.

Magbanua is also awaiting trial. Garcia’s alleged accomplice, who has pled guilty to second-degree murder, implicated Markel’s ex-wife, Wendi Adelson, in the murder plot.

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Comments

I wonder how business is doing down at the Adelson Institute for Aesthetics and Implant Dentistry in Tamarac, Florida.

Posted by: Little Willie John | Feb 15, 2017 10:57:48 AM

Sorry, but since there's no evidence of intent, he has to be released. No jury could come back guilty.

Posted by: Jim Comey | Feb 15, 2017 5:58:46 PM

This play is almost over

Posted by: Laz | Feb 16, 2017 9:05:26 AM