Wife of UCF director Michael Redlick accused of stabbing him to death in their home, is being held without bail after a hearing Thursday, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Danielle Redlick, 45, was charged with second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence, Orange County Court records show.
According to an arrest affidavit, Danielle Redlick reportedly first told police her husband may have had a heart attack, then said that he stabbed himself after a fight with her the night before.
“We had an altercation and he stabbed himself, and I ran and hid in the bathroom and when I came out I was trying to help him and saw he was lying in blood, and then I tried to help him and I couldn’t,” Danielle Redlick told the 911 dispatcher, the affidavit stated.
Some blood stains on the floor of the home had circular marks and the house smelled like bleach, as if someone had tried to clean up the scene, Winter Park Sgt. Lisa Supat wrote.
Danielle Redlick said she used towels to clean some of the blood after tripping on it while trying to find the phone, the affidavit stated.
Danielle Redlick stated she got exhausted and fell asleep next to her husband after trying unsuccessfully to revive him. She did not call 911 until 11 hours after the fight began, according to the affidavit.
According to the affidavit Danielle Redlick reviewed messages on a dating app two hours before calling 911.
Medical examiner Dr. Sara Zydowicz ruled Michael Redlick’s death a homicide and said his stab wound did not look self-inflicted. She also noted that some of his injuries appeared to be defensive, according to the affidavit.
Michael Redlick was honored by UCF Alumni at a Church service arranged by his wife, according to a UCF press release.
“The students and alumni talked about his encouraging them, his sense of humor, straightforwardness, the fact that he pushed them to try harder,” said Richard Lapchick, director DeVos Sport Business Management and a friend and colleague of Michael Redlick.
Michael Redlick joined UCF in 2013 and served as director of external affairs and partnership relations for the DeVos Sport Business Management Program, according to UCF.
Lapchick mentioned how much Michael Redlick loved his children.
“I talked to Mike every day we were in the office together and, without exaggeration, most of the conversation was about [his children] Jadyn and Sawyer,” Lapchick said in the press release.
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