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Funeral to be held for Toronto lawyer gunned down in Florida

A funeral will be held in Toronto Thursday for a lawyer shot and killed in his Florida home.

The service will take place at Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel at 2401 Steeles Ave. W. at 1 p.m.

Dan Markel, 41, died Friday afternoon after being shot in his Tallahassee, Fla. home. Florida police are treating the death as a homicide.

Markel had emigrated to Florida to teach law at Florida State University. He specialized in criminal law and the philosophy of punishment.

He leaves behind two young sons, Benjamin and Lincoln.