FLORIDA: Recently divorced law professor Dan Markel found dead: gun shot wound to the head

Dan Markel, a much loved and highly respected law professor  at Florida State University was found dead of a gun shot wound to the head – in his Florida home. His ex wife Wendi Adelson who is also a professor at Florida State, is said to be “cooperating with police.” She is also said to be “distraught, scared to death and devastated.” Says ABA Journal:

Markel was recently divorced from another FSU law professor, Wendi Adelson, who is director of the school’s Public Interest Law Center. Her lawyer, Jimmy Judkins, told the Tallahassee Democrat that she is cooperating with police and she is “distraught, devastated, scared to death.” The couple has two young sons.

There was no sign of robbery or of a break in. Markel was the founder of Prawfsblawg.