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Markel defendant files motion to await trial from home

Katherine Magbanua was the first witness called to the stand Wednesday morning.
Katherine Magbanua was the first witness called to the stand Wednesday morning.(WCTV)
Published: Sep. 3, 2020 at 9:02 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A woman accused in the murder of Florida State law professor Dan Markel is hoping to be released from jail to await trial.

Katherine Magbanua’s attorney’s filed a motion this week to ask the judge to send her home with GPS monitoring.

A jury deadlocked Magbanua’s trial last year; she was supposed to stand trial again this past April, but that has been delayed indefinitely due to COVID-19.

Magbanua has been in jail for nearly four years.

The judge is giving prosecutors 30 days to respond.

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