Osceola County

‘I don’t remember anything,’ man accused of killing family in Celebration home says in jailhouse call

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — The man accused of killing his wife and three children inside their home then stayed inside with them around Christmas said he doesn’t remember doing it, according to a newly released phone call from jail.

“I don’t remember anything over Christmas and pretty much the first week I got here,” Anthony Todt is heard saying on the call to the woman, who he refers to as “Cheesepuff.” “I don’t remember coming here. I don’t remember anything.”

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Todt is accused of murdering his wife Megan and three children: 13-year-old Alek, 11-year-old Tyler and 4-year-old Zoe, and the family dog.

He was arrested in his home in January. Osceola County deputies went to the home on Jan. 13 to serve a warrant for Todt for insurance fraud related to his work as physical therapist in Connecticut.

Investigators with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services first located Todt when he was wanted for health care fraud. They described him as barely able to walk, and mumbling.

A short time later, his family members were found upstairs.

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Autopsies show they’d been stabbed and had large amounts of Benadryl in their bodies. Photos show knives found in the house along with packages of Benadryl, children’s books and a certificate for Alek which showed Todt coached his team.

Investigators said Todt confessed to the murders. However, he told the woman on the phone he loved his wife and children to the end.

“Just so you know I couldn’t take the love out of loving her. I wanted you to know,” he says on the phone call.

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Jeff Deal

Jeff Deal, WFTV.com

I joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in 2006.

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Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.