The morning of 18 July 2014 was like any other for Daniel Markel. Recently divorced, he shared custody of his two boys, then 5 and 4, with his ex-wife Wendi Adelson.

That day, he’d got them up, dropped them at preschool, before running some errands and going to the gym.

As he arrived back at his home in Tallahassee, Florida, he chatted on the phone to a friend.

But as he pulled into the garage,

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