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Florida woman Danielle Redlick on trial for kitchen-knife murder of ex-NBA executive husband Michael Redlick

Opening statements are slated to start Wednesday in Danielle Redlick’s Florida murder trial for the 2019 stabbing dying of her stepfather-turned-husband, ex-NBA executive Michael Redlick.

Danielle, 48, allegedly used a kitchen knife to slice up her husband of their upscale house in Winter Park then waited 11 hours to name 911 — whereas she perused a relationship app, in keeping with investigators.

Neighbors stated the pair, who have been married for 17 years and share two youngsters, had a “rocky relationship and fought often,” an affidavit for an arrest warrant states.  Michael had even joked to 1 of them that he could be high-quality “as long as I hide the steak knives.”

Michael was 65 and a college member at University of Central Florida on the time of his murder. He beforehand labored as vp of company gross sales for the Memphis Grizzlies.

He grew to become smitten with Danielle, 20 years his junior, after marrying her mother, Kathleen Aquino, to assist her get higher medical health insurance, according to WFTV. Aquino had breast most cancers. 

But the tumultuous union ended abruptly Jan. 11, 2019, with Michael’s dying. Danielle is on trial in Orange County, Florida, charged with second-degree murder and tampering with proof in his stabbing dying.

One day after the deadly altercation, Danielle known as 911 to report “a tragedy at her home” and stated her husband “might have had a heart attack,” wrote Detective Pamela Woehr within the arrest affidavit.

Danielle claimed he had tried to choke and suffocate her after that they had a combat over flirtatious textual content messages she had exchanged with one other man, in keeping with courtroom papers.

Assistant Public Defender Catherine Conlon, left, speaks to defendant Danielle Redlick during jury selection at the Orange County Courthouse.
Assistant Public Defender Catherine Conlon, left, speaks to defendant Danielle Redlick throughout jury choice on the Orange County Courthouse.

During the argument, Michael allegedly snatched a McDonald’s quarter-pounder she was consuming, took a chew and spat it in her face, she advised investigators. She claimed she grabbed a kitchen knife to defend herself, and he grabbed it away from her and stabbed himself. Danielle barricaded herself within the rest room, as she listened to her husband moan, she advised the operator. 

When she went to examine on him, he was “out of it,” and she or he was “slipping on his blood” — however didn’t name the police as a result of she was on probation and feared she’d return to jail, she advised the operator.

One year earlier, she was arrested for allegedly drunkenly attacking a pair of sheriff’s deputies and attempting to chew one of their fingers.

Danielle allegedly tried to wash up the grotesque crime scene. When police arrived, there was a powerful scent of bleach, piles of blood-soaked towels and a bucket of pink liquid.  She advised the operator that she was “just exhausted and fell asleep.”

The couple’s youngsters weren’t house.  About two hours earlier than calling the police, Danielle was on the relationship app MeetMindful  — “for people who want to live their happiest healthiest lives,” in keeping with the company’s web site. She had been reviewing her messages. 

Before calling 911, she slit her wrists – however so superficially that she was now not bleeding when officers arrived on the scene, in keeping with the affidavit.

The health worker stated there have been no indicators that Michael suffered a coronary heart assault. The couple had just lately reconciled after residing aside.

Michael allegedly emailed a pal earlier than his slaying, “My family is scheduled to move here in December during winter break unless Danielle kills or divorces my a—. Neither is beyond possibility.”

Jury choice within the case started Monday. Danielle’s lawyer, Catherine Conlon, couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.

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