Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Dan Markel Murder Update: Donna Adelson Arrested At Miami Airport With Husband Harvey And One-Way Tickets To Vietnam (No Extradition Treaty With The U.S.)

Adelson (Donna) (Mug Shot)

Daily Mail, Mother-in-Law Is Arrested While Trying to Flee the Country Over Murder-For-Hire Plot to Kill Her Daughter's Husband Amid Bitter Custody Battle - a Week After Her Dentist Son Was Found Guilty at Trial Of Hiring the Hitman:

A Florida mother-in-law has been arrested while trying to feel the country, a week after her son was convicted of hiring a hitman to murder her son-in-law.

Donna Adelson, 73, was seized alongside her husband at Miami-Dade Airport after investigators learned she had a one-way ticket to Vietnam which has no extradition treaty with the US.

‘It was going to be complicated and really difficult trying to bring them back, depending on where they ended up in the world,’ said Leon County State Attorney Jack Campbell.

Tallahassee Democrat, Read Donna Adelson Arrest Warrant: Talk of Fleeing, Suicide and 'Getting Things in Order':

After Charlie Adelson was found guilty in the plot to kill Dan Markel, his mom told him in jailhouse phone calls that she was contemplating fleeing the country or perhaps even ending her life. ...

"Jail calls from after Charles Adelson's guilty verdict include multiple calls in which Donna Sue Adelson is telling Charles Adelson that she is getting things in order, creating trusts, and making sure her grandchildren are taken care of," the affidavit says. "Donna discusses plans for a suicide, but also discusses plans to flee to a non-extradition country. Donna Sue Adelson has considerable financial resources to do this."

The affidavit says Donna and Harvey Adelson booked flights that would have seen them depart Monday from Miami and arrive for a two-day stop in Dubai before going on to Vietnam on Wednesday.

Florida Politics, Donna Adelson Arrested Attempting to Flee Country, Justice Watchers Fired Up:

Authorities have long named Donna as a co-conspirator in Markel’s murder, along with her daughter, Wendi Adelson — Markel’s ex-wife and the mother of his two sons, and Charlie Adelson, Wendi’s brother. These members of the Adelson family, law enforcement say, conspired with one another to hire three accomplices to carry out the July 18, 2014, killing.

“Wendi Adelson would talk to her mother and brother, her brother would meet with and talk with his ex-girlfriend Katherine Magbanua, and Katherine Magbanua would meet with Sigfredo Garcia and Luis Rivera,” read an Oct. 6, 2023 motion by the State, describing how the conspiracy was structured.

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