TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Latest on the arrest made in killing of a Florida State University law professor(all times local):
A South Florida man charged with killing a Florida State University law professor is going to remain in jail.
Sigfredo Garcia appeared in a Broward County court on Thursday after he was arrested in the murder of FSU professor Daniel Markel. Markel was shot in the head 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.
The 34-year-old Garcia, who is listed in jail records as living in Miami Beach, declined a public defender.
Garcia told Judge Mary Rudd Robinson he has a lawyer, but just met him Wednesday and couldn't remember the name. He said he put the lawyer's card in his wallet, which had been confiscated. Garcia told Robinson that he didn't know that he would need a lawyer until Wednesday.
Tallahassee police say they've arrested a man in connection with the killing of a Florida State University law professor.
A statement released by the Tallahassee Police Department early Thursday says 34-year-old Sigfredo Garcia has been arrested by Hallandale Beach Police in South Florida. The police have not yet released additional details about Garcia's involvement in the crime.
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 legal circles nationally and internationally, died later from the wound.
Police initially had little leads in the case and eventually circulated pictures of the car believed to have been used by those involved.