Murdered FSU Law Professor's Ex-Wife Says Brother Joked About Hiring Hit Man

Wendi Adelson
Posted at 1:00 AM, Aug 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-27 06:10:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - In an interview videotaped the day of the shooting, the ex-wife of murdered Florida State law professor Dan Markel told Tallahassee investigators that her brother had made a joke about hiring a hit man. 

In a newly released video obtained by ABC, Wendi Adelson told police that her brother Charlie and herself talked on the phone earlier that day and they were discussing what to do with a television he bought her that was broken. 

"And I was talking to him about whether it made sense to pay to fix it or I should get a new one," Adelson recalled to investigators. "And it was always his joke that, like, he knew that Danny treated me badly, and it was always his joke, he said, I looked into hiring a hit man but it was cheaper to get you this TV."

When Adelson was asked in the interview if she would ever ask anyone to kill her ex-husband, she said, "Not in a million years." She also told investigators that none of her family members would ever hire a hitman.