Sigfredo Garcia

Ruth Markel speaking to jurors about who Dan Markel was and what his death means to her family.
Tori Schneider, Pool / Tallahassee Democrat

Monday. Jurors heard from Ruth Markel the mother of slain FSU Professor Dan Markel. They’re considering the sentence for his killer Sigfredo Garcia who faces the death penalty for his involvement in a so-called murder for hire plot that took place in 2013.

Sigfredo Garcia speaking to his attorney Saam Zangeneh during the trial for FSU Professor Dan Markel.
Alicia Devine, Pool / Tallahassee Democrat

A Tallahassee jury says Sigfredo Garcia is guilty for his role in the 2014 murder of Florida State University Law Professor Dan Markel. But they couldn't reach a decision on his co-defendant and ex-girlfriend, Katherine Magbanua. 

Katherine Magbanua speaking to her attorney Tara Kawass Thursday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Tallahassee, Florida, during the murder trial for Markel's death.
Alicia Devine, Pool / Tallahassee Democrat

Closing arguments are being heard in the Dan Markel murder trial.

The FSU law professor was shot to death in the garage of his midtown Tallahassee home five years ago.

Prosecutor Georgia Cappleman spent the morning laying out a case against Markel’s former in-laws and their connection to the defendants, Sigfredo Garcia and Katherine Magbanua.

“It’s relevant for you to understand the role all these people played, the motive for this crime, in order for make a determination about the guilt of the two folks who are on trial here today," she told jurors.

Katherine Magbanua speaking to her attorney Tara Kawass Thursday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Tallahassee, Florida, during the murder trial for Markel's death.
Alicia Devine, Pool / Tallahassee Democrat

A Leon County jury heard testimony about cell phone calls and bank records as the murder trial for a slain Florida State University law professor continued on its 6th day. 

A man in dark colored scrubs with a white t-shirt sits on the witness stand in a Leon County courtroom
Alicia Devine, Pool / Tallahassee Democrat

Luis Rivera testified for two days in the murder trial for Florida State University Dan Markel. He’s pled guilty to murder in exchange for a 19-year sentence in the case.

Leon County Courthouse
Tom Flanigan / WFSU-FM

The trial for the slaying of Florida State University Law Professor Dan Markel is underway. Here's a primer on what the case is about, and what to expect when lawyers and defendants return to the courtroom Tuesday. 

Wendi Adelson, Dan Markel's ex-wife, takes the stand during the murder trial to for Markel's death.
Alicia Devine, Pool / Tallahassee Democrat

The second day of testimony in the murder trial of Florida State University Professor Dan Markel featured Wendi Adelson, his ex-wife. She confirms the two were entangled in a custody battle over their two children prior to Markel’s death.

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FSU College of Law

After days of narrowing down jurors from roughly 200 down to 12, opening statements began Thursday in the murder trial of Florida State University professor Dan Markel. 

Florida State University Dan Markel
Florida State University College of Law

The Dan Markel murder trial remains set for June 3, after a Tallahassee judge denied the defense’s request to postpone the trial while ordering the prosecutor to turn over key evidence by Friday.

Sigfredo Garcia, 34, is being held at the Broward County Jail. He's charged with the 2014 murder of FSU Law Professor Dan Markel.
Broward Sheriff's Office

Leon Circuit Judge James Hankinson is expected to make a decision this week on whether to postpone the joint trial for the Dan Markel murder case.

Florida State University Dan Markel
Florida State University College of Law

The trial for two suspects accused of the murder of Dan Markel has been delayed again. Sigfredo Garcia and Katherine Magbanua will return to court on Nov. 19 for a case management hearing.

Sigfredo Garcia, 34, is being held at the Broward County Jail. He's charged with the 2014 murder of FSU Law Professor Dan Markel.
Broward Sheriff's Office

One of the men suspected of murdering a Florida State University law professor will get a six-month delay in his trial.  Sigfredo Garcia’s defense attorneys say the volume of evidence in the case is overwhelming.

Garcia’s defense attorney says the amount of documentation alone is approaching one million. Circuit Judge James Hakinson approved the motion to delay Thursday and is expected to set a new trial date in January.

Leon County Jail

Luis Rivera, the second suspect in the murder of a Florida State University law professor, is now in custody at Leon County Jail. 

Florida State University Dan Markel
Florida State University College of Law

More arrests are expected following the 2014 murder of Florida State University Law Professor Dan Markel. But police aren't saying whether family members of Markel’s ex-wife are suspects.