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Charlie Adelson biography: 10 things about Fort Lauderdale, Florida dentist


Charles Jay “Charlie” Adelson is a dentist from Florida, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:


  1. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  2. Aside from Fort Lauderdale, he has lived in other parts of Florida including Miramar, Miami Beach and Coral Springs.
  3. He previously lived in Washington, D.C., USA.
  4. His parents Dr. Harvey J. Adelson and Donna Sue Adelson are from Coral Springs. Harvey had a dental practice in Tamarac, for which Donna was the patient-care coordinator.
  5. His older brother Robert Todd Adelson was born in July 1973. Their sister Wendi Jill Adelson was born in April 1979. Wendi was married to Daniel Eric “Dan” Markel from 2006 to 2013. After Markel and Wendi’s divorce, his family allegedly paid $100,000 to have Markel killed amid a custody dispute between Markel and Wendi over their two children. 
  6. He was in a romantic relationship with Katherine Magbanua when hired gunmen Sigfredo Garcia, who is her former boyfriend, and Luis Rivera shot Markel in Tallahassee on July 18, 2014. Markel died on July 19, 2014.
  7. In April 2016, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents secretly recorded a conversation between him and Magbanua at Dulce Vida, an Italian restaurant in Miami Beach. In the conversation, he and Magbanua discussed undercover agents approaching his mother. The audio was not clear enough until Keith McElveen enhanced it in April 2022.
  8. On April 20, 2022, a grand jury in Leon County, Florida indicted him in connection with Markel’s killing.
  9. On April 21, 2022, the U.S. Marshal Service arrested him at his home in Fort Lauderdale in connection with Markel’s killing. Represented by David Oscar Markus and Margot Moss, he was charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and solicitation of murder.
  10. He was 45 years old when he was arrested on April 21, 2022. During his first court appearance in Leon County on April 26, 2022, he was ordered without bond.

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