Uncover the dark and intricate web of plots, motives and sinister secrets of contract killers, accused of making murder a commodity by buying and selling human lives.

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split screen of charlie adelson and his defense attorney
Photo of Jose Baez and Casey Anthony on large monitor
Adelson says he thought his mom was being extorted.
Adelson tells jury that Magbanua told him her friend killed Markel.
Adelson testifies about Magbanua.
Charlie Adelson
Charlie Adelson testifies.

Charlie Adelson Takes the Stand

Charlie Adelson takes the stand in his own defense, denies arranging Dan Markel's murder, talks about childhood, schooling, and dental career. More

November 2, 2023

Split screen of Donna and Charlie Adelson
Charlie Adelson stands as he addresses the court
Charlie Adelson listens to his mother's phone call.
GFX of Adelson Dolce Vita recording.
Richard Allen walks through the Allen County courthouse
Wendi Adelson testifies
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Adelson listens to wiretapped call.
Ruth Markel is escorted out of court.
Julie points to a pic of the Adelsons.
Katherine Magbanua testifies