Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wendi Adelson Gives Defense Deposition In Dan Markel Murder Case

WCTV.TV, Dan Markel's Ex-Wife Now Answering Questions in Hotly Contested Deposition:

Adelson (2019)Wendi Adelson is scheduled to answer questions at a deposition Tuesday morning in Miami.

Adelson is the ex-wife of FSU Law Professor Dan Markel. Markel was shot and killed as he pulled into his driveway in July 2014 in what prosecutors contend was a murder for hire plot motivated by a custody battle over the couple's two children.

Neither Adelson, nor any of her family members, have been charged in the case. Sigfredo Garcia and Katherine Magbanua are slated to stand trial for Markel's murder in September.

Adelson's attorneys had tried to block defense attorneys from questioning her in advance of the upcoming trial, saying she planned to invoke her Fifth Amendment rights, but an appeals court ruling paved the way for this deposition.

According to court records, Adelson's deposition was slated to start at 9 a.m. We are reaching out to her attorneys and the defense attorneys who requested the deposition for comment.

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Is this the case where the victim and the ex-wife are supposedly well-educated, upper class, smart and wonderful lawyers and professors? Wait, let me get my popcorn. And then next up, the outgoing Florida Bar President's trial of shame.

Posted by: Diogenes | Jul 4, 2019 5:05:59 AM

Thanks for keeping us up to date on this trial. I can't be alone in hoping for justice for Dan Markel , his boys and his family.

Posted by: Dan | Jul 3, 2019 9:33:51 AM