Attorneys Request Waived Lawyer Fees for Suspect in FSU Law Professor Death

Sigfredo Garcia Leon Mug
Posted at 2:39 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2022-05-18 15:02:22-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A request has been put in from one of the men charged in the death of Florida State law professor Dan Markel to waive his lawyer fees because he can no longer afford them.

Sigfredo Garcia's attorneys filed the motion on Tuesday to request that his lawyer fees be waived due to his ex-wife Katherine Magbanua's arrest and charges as a co-defendant in the case involving Markel's death.

The request stated that Magbanua was responsible for paying the remaining balance for counsel fees but was no longer able to. It also said that Garcia had been unable to help with the balance either, as he has been in custody since May.

Garcia's attorneys asked that the waive the fees in so that they can submit their evidence.

Garcia's next court date is a pre-trial case management hearing on Dec. 6. Magbanua is also scheduled for her own pre-trial case management hearing on the same day.