UPDATE: Charlie Adelson enters not guilty plea for Markel murder charges
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Attorneys for Charlie Adelson have entered a written not guilty plea for all the charges against him in the Dan Markel murder case.
His attorneys filed the plea electronically before his first court appearance in Leon County Tuesday morning. The court document also states Adelson will participate in the discovery process for the trial.
He is facing charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and solicitation of murder in connection to the FSU law professor’s death.
Adelson is currently being held without bond, but one of his attorneys indicated during the first appearance that she will file a motion to try to get him released on bond until the trial begins.
You can find WCTV’s original story on Adelson’s first appearance in Leon County below.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A judge ordered Charlie Adelson to be held without bond during his first court appearance in Leon County Tuesday morning.
Adelson was arrested at his home in Fort Lauderdale last week after a Leon County grand jury indicted him on charges of murder, conspiracy and solicitation in the 2014 murder of his former brother-in-law Dan Markel.
Adelson was transported from the Broward County Jail to the Leon County Jail on Monday.
Adelson appeared in court via video link from the jail and his first appearance lasted less than 10 minutes.
One of his attorneys, Margot Moss, appeared via Zoom and said she’d be filing a motion to try to get Adelson released on bond to await trial.
His defense team said last week that “Charlie is innocent and the prosecutors have no new information that led to this arrest.”
Adelson attorney David Oscar Markus reiterated those comments Tuesday and pointed to multiple passages in the newly enhanced video that he contends “clearly exonerates Charlie.”
Prosecutor Georgia Cappleman had no comment after Adelson’s appearance in court.
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