• ‘He was just lying in blood': Evidence shows scene after stabbing death of UCF executive

    By: Cierra Putman , Samantha Manning , Sarah Wilson

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    WINTER PARK, Fla. - Newly released evidence obtained by Channel 9 gives more context into what investigators say led up to the stabbing death of a UCF executive – including allegations of cheating and a rocky marriage.

    Danielle Redlick is charged with murder in the stabbing death of her husband, UCF executive Michael Redlick, at the couple’s Winter Park home in January.

    Newly released images and video from the investigation show the state of the home after Redlick called 911 to report her husband had been stabbed – 11 hours after police say it happened.

    Redlick told investigators she waited 11 hours to report the death because she was scared. 

    Some of the released images depict Redlick with blood on her neck and feet and wounds on her wrists shortly after she called 911.

    Police reported seeing red streaks on the floors and blood splatters on the walls of the kitchen, living room area and master bedroom.

    Prosecutors said there were signs Redlick tried to clean the scene after officials found bloody towels, a mop and a bucket.

    A bloody knife was found on the floor, along with two others in the sink.

    An updated autopsy report stated Michael Redlick died of a stab wound to the torso that cut the basilic vein. The medical examiner told police it would only take five to six minutes for him to bleed out.

    The newly released evidence details a troubled marriage between the couple with issues beginning in 2017. 

    In an interview, Redlick alluded to issues with infidelity.

    "He found out, um, he found a text from another man to me. We had had some issues last year. He basically cheated on me," Redlick said in a recorded interview with an investigator.

    A friend of the couple also told investigators that Michael had told him the couple were having issues.

    "I said how are things at home or how is your wife, and he would say, ‘As long as I can lock the knives up, I'm OK,’" the friend recalled to investigators.

    Redlick's trial is tentatively scheduled to begin June 17.

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