Winter Park woman accused of fatally stabbing husband allowed to keep public defender

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WINTER PARK, Fla. — A Winter Park woman accused of killing her husband will be allowed supervised visits with her children while she remains behind bars awaiting trial, an Orange County judge ruled Tuesday.

Danielle Redlick will also be allowed to continue to be represented by a public defender. That's despite the state's argument that the $1.2 million home where investigators say her husband was killed shows evidence that there are likely joint assets Redlick is entitled to.

Not only has a judge ruled that Redlick can communicate with her children, she can even talk to them about the case.

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Court records show Redlick is accused of stabbing her husband Michael, a UCF executive, to death at home in January and then waiting 11 hours to call 911.

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Redlick's attorneys said she has no real money to her name because she didn't work before her arrest.

According to investigators, around 9:30 a.m. Jan. 12, Redlick called 911, her voice shaking and broken, to report that her 65-year-old husband had suffered a tragedy in the couple's Winter Park home.

But detectives said when arrived at the couple's home the 45-year-old mother of two told a different story. She told officers that the two had an altercation and that her husband had stabbed himself and she had run into the bathroom.

According to an arrest affidavit, detectives determined that the bloody scene had been tampered with. One officer noted that the scene smelled like bleach.

The medical examiner declared Michael Redlick's death to be a homicide. The arrest affidavit states that his stab wounds were not self inclicted and that he suffered injuries that appeared to be defensive.
Three weeks after her husband's death, Redlick was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence.
  
A judge ordered her to be held with no bond. And she has been behind bars ever since. Prosecutors have identified Redlick as a threat to the community.

A family court judge will also have to decide who will take care of the couple'c children long-term.

Redlick's trial is scheduled for June 17, but that is likely to change as murder cases often take over a year to go before a jury.

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