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Monday, July 9, 2018

Autopsy Report Reveals New Details In Dan Markel's Murder

Markel 3WXTL, Autopsy Report Released in Dan Markel Case Reveals New Details:

There are new details about how Florida State University Law Professor Dan Markel died.

WTXL obtained a copy of the autopsy report, which concludes Markel's cause of death was gunshot wounds of the face and head. ... The autopsy report shows Markel was shot two times, in intermediate range, which means between six and 30 inches away. According to the Pathologist, he was shot once in the forehead, and once in the left cheek. He concluded that these bullets caused massive hemorrhaging and bleeding.

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In other words, it was a "double tap"—A tactical shooting technique of pulling the trigger of a weapon twice in quick succession to deliver two shots to the same target zone. That is thought to increase the lethality.

That then suggests this was not an attempted robbery, that he was shot in a deliberate effort to kill him.

Posted by: Michael W. Perry | Jul 9, 2018 5:53:36 AM

I have long followed this story. I appreciate the updates

Posted by: J.D. | Jul 10, 2018 6:09:08 PM