Murder-for-Hire

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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graphic of charlie and donna adelson with text
Charlie Adelson booking photo
Phil Markel gives a victim’s impact statement
Charlie Adelson at his sentencing.
Charlie Adelson stands in court
photo of dan markel with Ruth markel speaking
Donna Adelson in court on Dec. 11, 2023.
Donna Adelson in court on Dec. 11, 2023. (Court TV)
Splitscreen of Charlie and Donna Adelson mug shots.
Jared Bridegan and Mario Fernandez Saldana combo photo
Shanna Gardner (left), Mario Fernandez Saldana
splitscreen photos of Charlie and Donna Adelson

On the Docket: Adelsons in Court

Donna Adelson is scheduled to be arraigned for her alleged role in Dan Markel's murder as her son, Charlie, is sentenced for the same crimes. More

December 8, 2023

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Lindsay Shiver is seen on bodycamera
Lindsay Shiver
Lindsay Shiver with her lawyer.
Shiver Bahama court arrival.