ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The trial for a woman accused of killing her husband in their Winter Park home continues on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Danielle Redlick took the stand for the first time, telling jurors she stabbed her husband, Michael Redlick, in self-defense.
Her claim is that she knew she stabbed him but not badly. She thought the wound was superficial.
She didn’t call 911 until the next day.
Danielle told the jury that after she stabbed Michael she ran to the bathroom because she thought he was still chasing her.
She didn’t think the wound would kill her husband.
When she finally came out of the bathroom, she said she started cleaning up the blood out of what she called shock and nervousness.
She said she cried next to her husband after, then she fell asleep next to him.
She explained that she contemplated suicide. She even googled “how to slit your wrists” after realizing that Michael was dead.
Redlick was back on the stand on Wednesday as prosecutors cross-examine her.
Prosecutor Sean Wiggins grilled Danielle about the night that Michael was stabbed and the conflicting stories she told first responders.
Wiggins asked Danielle repeatedly about the delayed 911 call. Investigators said she waited 11 hours to call emergency responders after Michael was stabbed.
Danielle testified that she told the 911 operator she gave Michael CPR after leaving the bathroom.
Wiggins asked Danielle if she thought Michael was dead after she left the bathroom and saw him on the floor. She told him yes. Then he replied, “So, you gave a dead man CPR?”
Wiggins continued to question Danielle.
Channel 9 will be in the courtroom as the trial continues. Check back and watch Eyewitness News for updates.
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