Woman scrolled through Tinder as husband bled to death in kitchen murder

A woman on trial for the murder of her husband has been accused of scrolling through Tinder while he lay bleeding to death on the floor.

Danielle Redlick, 48, from Florida is accused of brutally stabbing her then 65-year-old husband Michael after 15 years of marriage in 2019.

The former NBA executive was found on the kitchen floor surrounded by blood-soaked towels, cleaning product, a bucket of pink water and a mop.

Sean Wiggins, assistant state attorney, said the scene was reminiscent of "a horror movie".

Michael and Danielle first met when Michael started dating her mother, Kathleen Aquino, for three years.

Kathleen and Michael married three months before she died of breast cancer.

After the death, Michael asked Danielle, then 20, to move in with him to assist him looking after her 16-year-old sister.

The pair eventually grew much closer and married, but defence attorney Catherine Conlon claims Michael had a drinking problem and became aggressive as he grew older.

Conlon added that he would attack Danielle constantly.

Danielle tried to get a divorce back in 2018 but this was rejected by the court because Michael had not been properly served with the papers.

A friend of Michael's claims he joked that Danielle "is crazy but as long as I hide the steak knives everything will be fine."

Conlon says that Michael pushed Danielle down and choked her on the night of the killing.

"She reaches into a drawer; she grabs a knife; she stabs him one time; he is stunned; he releases her; and she runs to the bathroom," Conlon said.

But prosecutors claim that Danielle isn't telling the truth as she initially told the police that Michael had a heart attack.

She then said that he had stabbed himself.

Conlon says that Danielle didn't realise what she had done until the following morning but admits to having killed him.

Sean Wiggins disputes this and says there is no way Danielle wouldn't have known Michael had died for 11 hours.

He also noted that Danielle's phone activity showed her looking through a dating app before she called the police.

Wiggins said: "She put herself down in December… that she was looking for a long-term relationship.

"This is the dating website that that defendant opens while her husband is laid out, dead, on the floor."

Danielle could face life in prison if convicted after she rejected an offer from prosecutors to plead guilty to manslaughter, which would have been ten years behind bars.

To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up for one of our free newsletters here .

Source: Read Full Article