A dentist in Florida has been convicted of hiring hitmen to kill his former brother-in-law over a custody dispute with the dentist’s sister.
Charlie Adelson, 47, was found guilty on Monday of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and solicitation of first-degree murder, according to People Magazine. A jury deliberated for just three hours before finding him guilty, The Tallahassee Democrat reported.
Adelson reportedly mouthed the word “no” and lowered his head to the table after the first guilty verdict was read. He showed little reaction to the other verdicts.
Adelson was found guilty of hiring hitmen in 2014 to kill his former brother-in-law, Florida State law professor Dan Markel. Markel and Adelson’s sister, Wendi, were locked in a contentious child custody dispute at the time the