Paul L. Caron

Monday, October 30, 2023

Day 2 Of Charlie Adelson's Trial In Dan Markel's Murder: Defense Says Katie Was 'Mastermind'; Witnesses Include Ex-Wife And Hit Man

Tallahassee Democrat, Charlie Adelson Murder Trial Day 2 Sees Twists, Turns as His Sister and a Hit Man Testify:

Adelson (Charlie) (2023)Two of the state’s star witnesses in the Charlie Adelson murder trial — the Latin Kings gang member who drove the getaway car after his childhood friend killed Dan Markel and the ex-boyfriend of the defendant’s sister — took the stand Friday.

The second day of testimony in the trial of Adelson, a Fort Lauderdale dentist accused of arranging the 2014 hit on Markel, saw high drama and potentially game-changing twists and turns.

Adelson’s younger sister, Wendi Adelson, and her ex-boyfriend, Jeffrey Lacasse, both took the stand twice in the same day amid legal sparring between the prosecution and defense over his testimony. Luis Rivera, the former gang leader enlisted by his one-time “brother,” Sigfredo Garcia, to join him in the murder, also appeared. ...

Wendi Adelson testifies for second time, denies ex-boyfriend's account of hit man story ...

Charlie Adelson's ex-girlfriend takes the stand: 'I still care about him' ...

Attorney Tim Jansen's take: 'Extortion defense theory' may burden defense all the way through trial

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