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Woman tied to murder of FSU law professor wants out of jail

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Attorneys for a Miami woman accused of playing a key role in the killing of a Florida State University law professor are trying once again to get her out of jail.

An attorney for Katherine Magbanua on Monday requested that a Florida appeals court allow her to be released on bail.

The motion with the 1st District Court of Appeal contends prosecutors have not presented enough evidence to keep her locked up ahead of her trial on murder charges. That trial was scheduled for February, but it has been pushed back until later this year.

Magbanua, who has pleaded not guilty, is accused of helping orchestrate a plot to kill Daniel Markel. Police say the murder was sparked by a bitter divorce and family squabbles.

Authorities allege Magbanua has ties to both the alleged shooter and the family of Markel’s ex-wife.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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