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Start of Magbanua's second murder trial delayed; rescheduled to May 16

Accused of involvement in death of Dan Markel
Posted at 5:03 PM, Feb 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 10:33:19-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The second first-degree murder trial of Katherine Magbanua was delayed on Tuesday.

Leon County Judge Robert Wheeler granted a motion of continuance for the trial, which was scheduled to begin this month.

Leon County court documents note the trial is set to begin May 16.

Magbanua is facing a first-degree murder charge for the second time in the death of former Florida State University law professor Dan Markel.

Markel was shot and killed outside his home in Tallahassee in July 2014.

Her first trial in the death of Markel in October 2019 ended in a mistrial.