ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Jury deliberations have begun in the trial of a woman accused of stabbing her husband to death in their Winter Park home in 2019.
The jury discussed the fate of 48-year-old Danielle Redlick for just over two hours Thursday before ending the day without reaching a verdict. They’ll resume at 9 a.m. Friday.
During closing arguments Thursday, the state pushed the same narrative they’ve been pushing through much of the trial.
They insist Redlick had choices the night her husband Michael was stabbed. She had the choice to call 911 right away.
However, investigators say she chose to wait 11 hours to make the call, and only did so when she needed help herself after an apparent suicide attempt.
“It’s only when she is bleeding that she dials 911,” Prosecutor Sean Wiggins said. “She thinks to save herself.”
In his closing arguments, Wiggins recounted for the jury Danielle Redlick’s story about what happened the night she stabbed her husband, and why it didn’t add up.
“This defendant has lied and lied and lied,” Wiggins said.
Redlick’s defense team has maintained Michael attacked her in their kitchen the day he died, and she reached into a drawer for a knife, then stabbed him. She testified she didn’t think the stab wound was fatal.
Wiggins challenged the idea, stressing again the fact that she made no attempt to help him.
“She told you from her own mouth she believed he could be saved. She believed he was not dead,” Wiggins said. “If she was right, she let him die.”
Each side was given two hours to present their closing arguments before the jury began deliberating.
If convicted, Redlick could be sentenced to life in prison.
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