Court Documents: Dan Markel Murder Suspect Admits Traveling to Tallahassee

Posted at 1:58 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 10:33:04-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Newly released court documents show that Luis Rivera, one of the men indicted for the murder of FSU Professor Dan Markel, was interviewed by investigators in May and admitted he had traveled to Tallahassee.

Luis Rivera and Sigfredo Garcia were indicted for Markel's murder on Friday. Markel was shot and killed in the driveway of his Tallahassee home in July of 2014.

Rivera is in federal custody, serving time for his involvement in the gang, the Latin Kings.

According to court documents, Rivera denied involvement in the murder, claiming he had never been north of Orlando and Tampa.

That was until investigators are said to have shown him a photo taken from an ATM of the two suspects in a green Prius.

Court documents say that Rivera changed his story, saying the two were in Tallahassee visiting Florida State.

While Rivera would not confirm if he was at the scene of the murder, documents say he did not deny the claims either.

Those documents also show that investigators were able to confirm that Rivera was not at work on the day Markel was killed.