On the morning of July 18, 2014, esteemed Florida State University Law Professor Dan Markel was shot two times in the head as he was pulling into his driveway in an upscale Tallahassee, Florida neighborhood. From this moment, Dan’s children, parents, and ex-wife’s lives were irrevocably changed as the investigation into his murder began.

Trey is joined by Partner at Poyner Spruill LLP and Author of Extreme Punishment, Steven Epstein to unravel the series of events and relationships that inevitably lead to the murder of Dan Markel. Steven overviews key anecdotes to the case and how nine years later the investigation into this alleged murder-for-hire plot persists, as more witnesses are called, and trial dates are set.

Plus, Steven shares his research process when writing his true crime thrillers and how his more than three-decade-long career as a practicing lawyer has influenced his interest in the genre.

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