Trial delayed for man accused in murder of Canadian law professor in Florida

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The trial of a man accused in the murder of a prominent Canadian legal scholar in Florida has been postponed after his co-accused pleaded guilty and told investigators the killing was a murder-for-hire rooted in a bitter child custody dispute.

Sigfredo Garcia was set to stand trial in November for the death of Dan Markel, a law professor at Florida State University who was born in Toronto. The proceedings were delayed this week at the request of his lawyers.

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