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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Jury Rejects Death Penalty, Gives Dan Markel's Killer Life Without Parole; Prosecutors To Retry Magbanua

Tallahassee Democrat, Dan Markel Murder Trial: Garcia Gets Life, Now Prosecutors Turn Their Attention to Magbanua:

MarkelLeon County jurors opted not to give the death penalty to Sigfredo Garcia, the Miami man convicted of murdering Florida State law professor and father of two Dan Markel.

A jury of 10 women and two men deliberated for just 40 minutes Tuesday before returning with their recommendation to spare Garcia and sentence him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman said she was satisfied with the jury’s decision. But she was setting her sights on retrying Garcia’s longtime girlfriend, Katherine Magbanua, whose case ended with a hung jury Friday.

“We will be going forward with that case,” Cappleman said after Garcia’s sentencing. “The state will retry Ms. Magbanua.”

Law.com, Florida Law Professor's Killer Gets Life in Prison

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2019/10/jury-gives-dan-markels-killer-life-imprisonment-rather-than-a-death-sentence-prosecutors-to-retry-ma.html

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Comments

I guess there no chance she will give up Charlie now

Posted by: Jeffrey harrison | Oct 16, 2019 8:25:12 PM

I'm against the death penalty. But you have to wonder what it takes to earn a death sentence when you have a murder for hire?

Posted by: Dale Spradling | Oct 17, 2019 4:45:03 AM