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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Trial Date Set For Alleged Hit Man In Dan Markel's Murder

Garcia 2A trial date has been set for Sigfredo Garcia, one of the two alleged hit men in the 2014 murder of Florida State law professor Daniel Markel.  The other hit man, Luis Rivera, plead guilty, and is serving a 19-year second-degree murder. The other alleged accomplice, Katherine Magbanua, plead not guilty, and is awaiting trial. Garcia will be brought to court on January 22.

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Comments

Trial not until 2018. What an absolute disgrace. They have had more than enough time for discovery. Get on with it.

Posted by: JM | Jun 21, 2017 6:58:31 AM

If these three insist on going to prison without naming names, they should watch their backs. I doubt certain parties like loose ends.

Posted by: Tuphat | Jun 21, 2017 7:51:29 AM

Still wondering why the ex-wife or her brother haven't been charged yet.

Posted by: Enrique | Jun 21, 2017 6:32:56 PM

If these three insist on going to prison without naming names, they should watch their backs.

Rivera has named names.

Still wondering why the ex-wife or her brother haven't been charged yet.

Presumably because Magbanua and Garcia have not negotiated a plea. I wouldn't bet on the proposition that either can beat the rap, and would not bet against the proposition that their attorneys have the interests of other parties in mind. Other parties who are paying the bills.

Posted by: Art Deco | Jun 24, 2017 7:35:59 AM