- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A south Florida woman is now being charged with first-degree murder for her alleged role in the shooting death of a Florida State University professor.

Court records show that a grand jury on Tuesday indicted Katherine Magbanua for the 2014 killing of Daniel Markel. Markel was gunned down in his Tallahassee garage in the middle of the day.

Police have maintained that a bitter divorce sparked a murder-for-hire plot that resulted in Markel’s death. Authorities allege Magbanua has ties to both the alleged shooter and the family of Markel’s ex-wife. Detectives contend Magbanua had a romantic relationship with the brother of Wendi Adelson, Markel’s ex-wife, and lived with Sigfredo Garcia, one of the alleged gunmen, and had two children with him.

Magbanua was initially arrested and charged with second-degree murder in October.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide