Professor’s Ex-Wife Hopes Arrest Brings Closure To Case

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In this photo made available by the Broward County's Sheriff's Office shows Sigfredo Garcia under arrest on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Garcia, 34, was arrested on a cocaine possession. He is also a suspect in the killing of a well-known Florida State University professor. Daniel Markel was shot in the head inside his garage in Tallahasse, Fla., in July 2014. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)
In this photo made available by the Broward County’s Sheriff’s Office shows Sigfredo Garcia under arrest on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The ex-wife of a slain Florida State University law professor says she hopes that the arrest of a South Florida man this week will finally bring some closure to the case.

Wendi Adelson, who now lives in the Miami area, said in a brief email Friday that the past two years have been an extraordinarily difficult time for her family.

Daniel Markel was shot in the head inside his garage during the middle of the day in July 2014. Markel, who was well-known in national and international legal circles, died later from the wound.

Sigfredo Garcia, 34, of Miami Beach was arrested on a cocaine possession late Wednesday in Broward County and later charged with murder in Markel’s death.

Adelson divorced Markel in 2013 and is raising their two children.

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