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Family, friends honor Dan Markel seven years after his murder

Posted at 10:33 PM, Jul 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-19 22:33:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Seven years ago today, FSU Law professor Dan Markel was fatally shot in his driveway.

Right now, two people are in prison for that murder, while one woman is awaiting trial.

Friends and family of the internationally known lawyer is now fighting for justice.

Markel's parents are the inspiration behind a Florida proposal that would grant grandparents visitation rights if their child dies.

Jason Solomon is the co-founder of Justice for Dan, as a way to keep Markel's memory alive.

"In addition to the horrible injustice and tragedy of Dan's murder, I think it really resonates with people that we shouldn't be separating families, we should be helping families come together and I hope that Dan's ex-wife Wendi Adelson helps make that happen," said Solomon.

Prosecutors say Markel's ex-wife's brother and mother ordered the hit on Markel. None of the family has been charged in the murder.

Katherine Magbanua is set to go to trial on October 4th.