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Thursday, July 28, 2016

State Outlines Evidence, Witnesses In Markel Murder Case

Markel & AdelsonTallahassee Democrat, State Outlines Evidence, Witnesses in Markel Case:

The State Attorney's Office has compiled an exhaustive list of possible witnesses and nearly 100 pieces of evidence in its cases against the two men accused of killing Florida State University law professor Dan Markel.

Most of the 175 possible witnesses are TPD officers and residents of the Betton Hills neighborhood, particularly people living on Randolph Circle and Trescott Drive. The list includes Markel’s ex-wife Wendi Adelson, her brother Charlie and parents Harvey and Donna. Others include a self-proclaimed anti-Semite and convicted killer, a woman Markel was romantically linked to and an FSU professor who was dating Wendi Adelson. ...

[D]ocuments revealed so far suggest investigators gathered evidence and conducted a series of interviews immediately after Markel was killed. Jeffrey Lacasse, Wendi Adelson’s boyfriend and an assistant professor in the FSU College of Social Work, was interviewed twice for a combined two hours the week after Markel’s death. About eight months later, he was interviewed for another two and a half hours. Amy Adler, a New York University law professor said to be romantically linked to Markel, is a possible witness but is not listed as having given a statement, court documents said. ...

Police point to the Adelson family’s eagerness to move the couple’s two young boys to South Florida as a possible motive for the murder. The discovery list, which was released last week, said undercover agents recorded two meetings with Donna Adelson in April, about a month before Garcia was arrested.

The list also shows the range of the investigation. Authorities listed law professors from across the United States as potential witnesses as well as some from the FSU College of Law. ... Apart from witnesses, authorities have culled dozens of pieces of physical evidence over the last two years. These include emails from Wendi Adelson, jail calls and email from Rivera, Markel’s life insurance policy, video surveillance and bank records of the Adelson family and Markel.

(Hat Tip: Above the Law.)

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/07/state-outlines-evidence-witnesses-in-markel-case.html

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The discovery list, which was released last week, said undercover agents recorded two meetings with Donna Adelson in April, about a month before Garcia was arrested.

A meeting between her and decoy agents or between her and Garcia or between her and somebody else?

Posted by: Art Deco | Jul 28, 2016 7:13:18 AM