© 2023 WFSU Public Media
WFSU News · Tallahassee · Panama City · Thomasville
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Slain FSU Professor Markel's Ex-Wife Hopes For Closure After Suspect Arrested

Wendi Adelson is a former FSU College of Law Professor. She was married to Dan Markel. The couple divorced in 2013.
Florida State University College of Law
/
FSU

The ex-wife of a slain Florida State University law professor says she hopes that the arrest of a South Florida man this week will finally bring some closure to the case.
 Wendi Adelson, who now lives in the Miami area, said in a brief email Friday that the past two years have been an extraordinarily difficult time for her family. Her ex-husband, Florida State College of Law Professor Dan Markel, was found shot in the head inside his garage in July 2014.
 
Markel, who was well-known in national and international legal circles, later died at a local hospital.
 
Sigfredo Garcia was arrested late Wednesday in Broward County and charged with murder in Markel's death. He was picked up at a gas station in Hallendale Beach. Authorities aren't saying why they arrested Garcia and court documents, along with a probable cause affidavit have been sealed. He's being extradited to Leon County to face murder charges.
 
 Adelson divorced Markel in 2013 and is raising their two children.

Follow @HatterLynn

Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. 

Find complete bio, contact info, and more stories here.