Dan Markel

Dan Markel, a former FSU law professor, was shot and killed while sitting in his garage. His former brother-in-law, Charlie Adelson, was convicted of masterminding his death in a murder-for-hire plot.


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 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

Donna Adelson appears in court
Donna Adelson official mug shot.
GFX about Charlie Adelson's jailhouse phone calls to his mom.
side by side photos of dan markel and donna adelson
Donna Adelson Leon County arraignment.

Donna Adelson Arraignment

Donna Adelson was arraigned in Leon County on murder, conspiracy and solicitation charges related to the death of Dan Markel. More

November 21, 2023

Donna Adelson's mugshot
Donna Adelson's mug shot.
Booking photo of donna adelson
split screen of wendi and charlie adelson
split screen of donna adelson in court and ruth markel
Donna Adelson mugshot

Donna Adelson Indicted by Grand Jury

A Leon County grand jury indicted Donna Adelson on charges she arranged for the murder of her former son-in-law, FSU professor Dan Markel. More

November 15, 2023