Paul L. Caron

Friday, November 18, 2022

The Dan Markel Murder Case: Katie Magbanua Flips On Charlie Adelson

Tallahassee Democrat, Dan Markel Murder: Katherine Magbanua Turns State Witness As Charlie Adelson Nears Trial:

Magbanua AdelsonConvicted Dan Markel murderer Katherine Magbanua is being brought to Tallahassee from prison to give a statement to prosecutors who are seeking a conviction against Markel’s ex-brother-in-law next year. ...

An order signed by Circuit Judge Robert Wheeler says Magbanua is to be transported on or before Nov. 28-30 to the State Attorney's Office for a proffer. The order indicates Magbanua, who's serving a life sentence in Marion County, will be housed as a state witness in the Leon County Jail. ...

Details about what Magbanua could divulge about her involvement with Markel’s former brother-in-law Charlie Adelson and the suspected murder-for-hire plot that killed the acclaimed law professor are unknown. ...

[I]t could be a watershed moment for the prosecution in a case that has captivated Tallahassee for years.

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