TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The family of a well-known legal scholar gunned down in his Florida garage is going to be paid $40,000 by an agency that handles 911 calls.
The dispatch agency for Tallahassee and Leon County agreed on Monday to pay that amount to the estate of Daniel Markel. The Consolidated Dispatch Agency conceded that "human and technical errors" delayed authorities from showing up promptly to his home.
Markel, a criminal law professor at Florida State University, was shot in July 2014. Authorities suggested the shooting was a murder-for-hire sparked by a bitter divorce from his ex-wife, Wendi Adelson.
Adelson and her family have denied any involvement.
Two men from South Florida are awaiting a November trial on murder charges in the case.
The Tallahassee Democrat first reported the settlement.